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Nazlie Bala

2021 Fellow

Political advisor | Ministry of Justice

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Nazlie Bala possesses 34 years of professional experience in Senior Management Development through national and international multidisciplinary agencies based in Kosovo and the Balkans Region. Nazlie is an expert in human rights, gender-based violence issues, humanitarian affairs, security and political affairs, and the electoral process both at the local and national level. She has a proven track record in staff management, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation, donor and diplomatic relations, and strategic project design. Nazlie is highly knowledgeable in funding, reporting requirements, and all rules and regulations for UN Agencies and other international agencies such as USAID, EU, and DFID. At one point in her career, Nazlie collaborated with the Kosovo Government to establish the first Office of Gender Affairs in Kosovo. In this role, Nazlie managed a team of individuals in drafting gender policies that focused on the issue of women’s participation in decision-making. Nazlie is known by many as an industrious and dynamic advisor on internal and foreign affairs and a prominent women’s rights activist for her work in defending the rights of women who suffered sexual violence during the 1999 Kosovo War.