Shqipe Hajredini is National Community Policy Advisor at the OSCE. Shqipe holds a Master Degree in European Studies from the University of Hamburg, Germany. In addition, Shqipe holds a bachelor degree is in Law from the State University of Tetovo, Macedonia. Shqipe’s contribution to Hope Fellowships Program is in the role of the Chair of the Good Governance Committee. She lead the committee from March till November 2013, by designing the project on behalf of the whole committee members, developing the work plan, delegating tasks, organizing meetings and motivating Hope Fellows to contribute voluntarily. The highlight of her engagement was promotion and publishing the manual “Women & Governance” where she contributed with an article “Gender Equality in Decision Making”. Also she was active in organizing the whole event for publishing the manual. Therefore, Hope Fellowships Program recognizes her determined work dedicated to improving the lives of Kosovo citizens in general, and especially women.
Eliza Hoxha is an Architect by profession. Eliza is the director of the NGO “Urbaniak.” She also currently works as a Professor’s Assistant in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture at Prishtina University. She graduated in 2002 from the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture at Prishtina University. Her postgraduate degree is from the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Catholic University of Leuven) in Belgium. Eliza’s contribution with Hope Fellowship Program has been mainly her engagement in Good Governance Committee. Her main focus was in publishing the manual “Women & Governance” by writing an article for the manual “Women and the City”. She also contributed with the organizing event for promoting and publishing the manual. Hope Fellowships Program wants to express the gratitude on how trustworthy she is in every project she takes.
Mimoza Gojani currently works for the British Embassy in Prishtina as an EU Officer. She holds a Master’s of Arts in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies from the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. She also completed the Academy Year program in Philosophy, Art History, Literature and Intellectual History at the European College of Liberal Arts in Berlin, Germany. Mimoza’s Bachelors Degree is in Political Science from Prishtina University. Mimoza’s contribution to Hope Fellowships Program was at the Economy Committee. Her contribution counts in being active in organizing, facilitating, promoting morning meetings of the Economy Network Committee and continuously supporting the whole initiative. Hope Fellowships is very grateful to have her in the network, and it is pleasure and a privilege to work with her
Merita Maliqi is Lecturer at “Victory” College in the Department on Foreign Policy and Diplomacy. Merita holds a Master Degree on International Relations and Diplomacy, at “Victory” College. Currently Merita is PhD Candidate on International Relations at University of Ljubljana, Slovenia She also holds two Bachelor degrees in Political Science in the field of International Relations and Diplomacy from “Victory” College, and English Language and Literature from the Faculty of Philosophy and Philology University of Prishtina, Kosovo. Merita is one of the most active Hope Fellows in the Good Governance Committee. She committed her time to volunteer work at this committee by organizing a debate with “Victory” College students on Diplomacy, by her regular participation in meeting and contributing in the publishing of “Women and Governance” manual where she specifically wrote an article about “Elections – Expression of Democracy in Governance” Hope Fellowships Program Thanks you, for your inspiring dedication and being role model for others.
Lejla Sadiku works as Project Manager per Social Media for Innovative Local Empowerment and Project Officer per Support to Anti-Corruption Effort in Kosovo for United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Prishtina, Kosovo. Lejla has been appointed as the Chair of the Economy Committee where she demonstrated self-initiative and contributed as agent of change and promoted women and practiced equal treatment of women in the society. Economy Committee successfully organized and conducted four morning meetings by gathering professional women and men to discuss access to finance for women entrepreneurs; hiring and glass ceiling for women; women’s access to justice and judicial institutions and (4) institutional, organizational and state policies in accordance to the have family demands analyzed the information and published the policy brief “Mainstreaming Gender in Public Policy”. Hope Fellowships Program truly appreciates her efforts and support in making Kosovo a better place.