Dajana Berisha is the Executive Director of the Forum for Civic Initiatives. Dajana joined the forum in February 2013 to manage the development and direction of the Forum including design objectives, strategies and activities. Her previous professional experiences include policy-making in areas such as employment, social affairs and migration in order to support active employment policies combined with economic assistance for poverty alleviation. Dajana graduated in the field of linguistics and literature, holds an MA in International Migration Policies and Development from the University of Sussex, and was educated in Albania, Great Britain, Denmark and Sweden.
Kushtrim Puka is the Programs Manager at FIQ. He leads two of the three main programs at FIQ: that of Philanthropy and Sustainable Development. He has a vast experience in the private and public sector, working with leading companies and organizations such as ELKOS Group, Institute for Advanced Studies and Ipko Telecommunications LLC. As an entrepreneur, Kushtrim has established Globex International and works as an adviser for a number of small businesses in Kosovo. He is also a board member of EcoEnergy (Finland), and a board member and cofounder at the Environment Initiative and Local Development (Kosovo). Kushtrim completed his studies at the Rochester Institute of Technology, with the main focus on Entrepreneurship and Business Administration and a second major on Public Policy.
Sefë Govori, studied at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Prishtina. As Finance Manager, Sefa brings over 7 years of experience in the financial management at FCI. In this role, Sefa manages all financial aspects of the organization including accounting practices, budgeting, financial planning and monitoring financial performance. Prior to joining FCI, Sefa had various challenging positions as a Project Manager at the International Organization for Migration (IOM - Kosovo), Finance Manager at various private companies.
Arieta Dragusha graduated from the Law Faculty at the University of Prishtina, continuing her graduate studies in financial management. She also studied at the Faculty of Philosophy, majoring in Political Science and Public Administration at the same university. Arieta works at FIQ since 2010, first as Research Assistant and later on as Communications Officer and Program Officer for the Rule of Law, Program Officer for Sustainable Development. Now she is a Human Resources and Communications Manager. Arieta has been involved in journalism, first as a collaborator of the Rilindja newspaper and occasionally has written for different newspapers in Kosovo.
Lirika Hoxha studied on Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Staffordshire University, branch of Kosovo.
Lirika joined FIQ in November 2016 as a intern in finance, now she assists in administrative and financial affairs. Before joining FIQ, she worked in the same field in the private sector, where the initial steps have passed during the time she studied
Anita Kadriu is a Public Relations Officer . Anita joined FIQ as of March 2018, and will actively be engaged in developing the activities which aim to raise the civic awareness and activism related to the problems of Kosovar society, and inform public about them. Her previous experience involves working with several media in the field of politics, social and educational issues. Anita, actively undertakes activities in lowering poverty and has informed the public about the marginalized categories in the post war society of Kosovo. She holds a BA in Albanian Language and Literature at the University of Pristina, and has attended specialized training in the field of media.
Oltion Beshiri studied business and management at Universum College. It is profiled in the field of digital marketing. Has been engaged at Innovation Center of Kosovo, as assistant of training programs and event organization. Oltion is the founder of the digital platform Image of Kosovo, a platform that promotes Kosovo globally. His record in civil society is substantial, being the leader of the "Energy for Long Term" campaign, part of the group of young ambassadors at FIQ in 2015. Has joined FIQ staff on August 2018 as program officer, and manages social media and visual communication at FIQ.
Oltion is part of the national team of Kosovo in Handball.
Adelina Nitaj has finished BA in Political Science, and has studied master in European Integration and Public Administration at the University of Prishtina. Has attended ERASMUS mobility program at the Tartu University- Estonia. She has been involved in many activities of informal education such as “Brussels Open Doors 2015”- European Commission. Is Alumni at OSCE in “Apprenticeship Program2016”.
She had the opportunity to be engaged at Ministry of Justice, department of European Integration and Policy Coordination. Has assisted Education Committee of Kosovo Assembly. Was part of GIZ within CDBE project.
Adelina has joined FIQ since October 2017, as Executive Assistant.
Merisa Abdullahu once joined FIQ as volunteer is now our intern. Merisa is a student of law in UBT. Until now, Merisa has participated in many youth projects supported by national NGOs. Some of the projects are “UneJamTi” and “Save the Park”, both supported by UNICEF Innovations Lab. She was also the leader of “Young Artivists of Kosova” a group of 20 youngsters who made “BrendaPerBrenda” a movie regarding taboo and youth issues in our society and the “Breaking Stereotypes” project, supported by Forum for Civic Initiatives. Merisa has a passion for videos, together with her group they made “We love you Macchiato” video in collaboration with the US Embassy, winning the first place in Europe.
Saranda Krasniqi is a Project Officer for Civil Society House – CSH , Project of FIQ. Saranda has an extensive working experience with many international and local organization in the field of coordination, management, administration, fund raising, interpretation, child protection and professional training. Saranda holds a Master Degree in English Language and literature, and has participated in many training in and out of the country.