Kosovo Hope Fellowship Presentations and Discussion
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (EDT)
invites you to
Women's Empowerment in Kosovo's Economy:
The NAAC Hope Fellows' Presentations
A lengthy Q&A and discussion period will follow.
What challenges is Kosovo facing after its independence? How far has Kosovo come? What role are women playing in rebuilding their country, peace keeping and peace building? How can we empower women as economic change agents in Kosovo?
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
10:00 am – 11:30 am
Bernstein Offit Building Room 500
1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Shqipe Neziri currently works as the Project Manager/Trainer for the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe. Her main responsibilities include developing and implementing programs, designing projects, developing capacity building activities, trainings and coaching, and providing technical expertise in primary environmental and energy services. Prior to this position, Ms. Neziri was a Coordinator/Team Leader for the World Bank; Expert for various USAID projects, Swiss Agency for International Cooperation, OSCE; Producer at the Radio Television of Kosovo; and Fellow at the Corning Incorporated in New York. Ms. Neziri received her first M.A. in Public Policy with a focus on Energy Policy in the Western Balkans from the Central European University. She also received her second M.A. in Public Administration, from the University of York. Recently, Ms. Neziri pursued her Post-Master studies in Environmental Sciences and Management at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Previously, Ms. Neziri completed her B.S. in Management and Public Policy at the Rochester Institute of Technology through the American University in Kosovo. Ms. Neziri’s project with Hope Fellowship Program is to to introduce energy efficiency and the development of renewable energies as an opportunity for Kosovo to diversify its energy supply.
Lejla Sadiku currently works as the Political Adviser for the Norwegian Embassy in Prishtina, where she mainly manages the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ development project portfolio in Kosovo. Furthermore, she manages the links between the embassy and state institutions in Kosovo and Albania. As of April 2012, Ms. Sadiku will teach classes on Public-Private Partnership and Environment & Society at the European School of Law and Governance in Prishtina this April. Previously, Ms. Sadiku worked as a Researcher at the Romanian Academic Society in Bucharest, Romania; consultant for the World Bank and for the Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Prishtina. In May 2010 she received her M.A. in Public Policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, Germany. She holds a B.A. in Business Administration and Political Science from the American University in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria. While in Washington DC, Ms. Sadiku aims to strengthen her knowledge of measuring socio-economic costs of different energy alternatives. Through her project she will provide hard data via an independent expert study on the socio-economic impact that different alternatives have on affected communities.