Marian Ware is a Senior Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager and also serves as an advisor of IRI’s Political Inclusion Community of Practice. She leads IRI’s inclusive MEL and Collaboration, Learning and Adaptation efforts as well as the integration of MEL into program proposals. Marian has a particular interest in using participatory approaches to engage with marginalized communities and ensure IRI’s programs match their needs and priorities. She has been at IRI since 2016, when she started as a Program Associate in the Middle East and North Africa division.

Marian holds a master’s degree in Peace and Conflict Management Studies from the University of Haifa, in Haifa, Israel, as well as a bachelor’s degree in International Affairs and Humanities, with a minor in French, from the University of Colorado at Boulder. From 2013-2015, Marian lived and taught English in Amman, Jordan. Marian has traveled throughout the Middle East and speaks both Arabic and French conversationally. She loves spending time rock climbing, singing in a choir, reading and hiking in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, where she lives with her husband (Kevin), toddler (Sage), dog, three cats, three chickens, and snake.

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