M.Sc. Ana Karanfilova
Born on 25th December 1971 in Skopje, R. Macedonia
Graduated on the Faculty of technology and metallurgy at the University “St. Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje, Macedonia, 1995 and Master degree in natural and technical sciences at the University “Goce Delcev”, Stip, Macedonia-2010
Head of waste management department in the Ministry of Environment and physical planning in the Republic of North Macedonia. 19 years working experience in the field of environment.
Ana’s focus in her every day work is carrying out the main administrative, planning, monitoring and development tasks related to the waste management projects on the national and local level. Managing the sector for elaboration of waste management plans and programs of national importance, for monitoring of their execution and for preparation of periodic reports. Also, managing the issuing consents, permits and registrations with regard to all waste management facilities and operations, for permitting waste shipment inside and particularly outside of the country according to the Basel Convention, for monitoring and data collection/handling/reporting, for elaboration and coordination of technical and economic studies for management of special waste streams and end-of-life products as well as for elaboration of programs of the waste dumps closure and of the “hotspot” remediation.
Mother of two children and a great advocate of justice.
This story is dedicated to the female pioneers in waste management in Macedonia.