Valon Kurhasani, Deputy Country Director of National Democratic Institut in Kosovo.
Valon Kurhasani is Deputy Country Director at National Democratic Institute in Kosovo. He has more than 17 years of practical experience in democratic system strengthening and civil society empowering. He has strong managerial and programmatic skills as well as a broad knowledge and understanding of political institutions and civil society organizations. He has ample experience in designing and implementing technical assistance aimed at the development of political party leadership with particular interest in political participation of women and youth by supporting them in leadership positions in both executive and National Assembly. He is part of NDI Regional Political Party Initiative in designing leadership and democratic strengthening programs for new generations of political leadership in the Western Balkans Countries. Valon has worked in Albania, Montenegro, Bosnia, Macedonia, Afghanistan, Yemen, and was part of campaign team in US mid-term congressional elections in 2010.
Valon is a lecturer of Political Science at University of London under academic direction of LSE – Riinvest College. He worked as Executive Director for NGO Kosovar Youth Council working in the field of youth empowerment and participation, quality in education, youth networking and advocacy. He was board member of Kosova United States Alumni association serving as a Director of Communication. He got MSc degree in Management and Public Policy from University of London, SOAS. He got Bachelor Degree in Public Administration and Political Science from University of Prishtina. He is certified in Debate Skills from Central Missouri State University; certified for Youth Leadership skills from the US Department Leadership Program; certified for Public Relations from London School of Public Relations;He is also, certified in Democracy, Dialogue and Peaceful Conflict Resolution from Nansen Dialogue Network. He got a Voices of Courage Award 2004 by Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children in US.