Welcome to Hope Fellowships
Hope Fellowship was established by the National Albanian American Council (NAAC) and is funded from the American People through USAID to strengthen the role of women in policy and decision-making in the Balkans. The program operates in Kosovo, empowering women leaders to create collaborative, sustainable, positive change in government, civil society, and business that strengthen the democratic process and promotes prosperity for all peoples in the country. NAAC’s aim is to contribute to the development of the Balkans by offering concrete support in the form of educational opportunities and tools to foster democratic participation.
Hope Fellowship Phase V
NAAC-HF launched phase V, Women in Governance and Economy Program in December 2012. Women in Governance and Economy Program goals are to: (1) Reinforce and enhance women’s positions and participation at the municipal and national government level to positively impact the process of democracy consolidation and economic development and (2) Empower women professionals to advocate as one voice for inclusive and developmental policies in the state building process in Kosovo.
The overall HF Phase V, Women in Governance and Economy Program goals will be reached through the following objectives:
Objective 1: Increase women’s capacity to support Kosovo’s governance and economic ability.
Objective 2: Enable professional knowledge and first hand democratic leadership experience to women in governance and economic decision-making.
Objective 3: Create a foundation for HF women professional’s network to advocate for the needed reforms in country.
Objective 4: Enable opportunities for fellows to practice voluntarism and induce the leadership ambition of HF, “giving back” to the community.
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