Who?

CNVP Team

Ramadani Nehat

CNVP Executive Board Member, Country Director- North Macedonia
Nehat holds a PhD degree in the field of rural economic development and brings us over 20 years of increasingly responsible experience in management with a particular focus on agriculture and rural development, green economy, employment, resource mobilization. During his experience, Nehat worked with flag international development organisations, such as SNV, UNDP, USAID, GIZ, EU etc.

Lushi Xhevat

CNVP Executive Board Member-Country Director, Kosovo , Pristina Office
Xhevat has expertise in policy analysis for and operational implementation of agri-rural, agro-environment and NRM development, including the EU integration processes related to Chapter 11 of the acquis communautaire. He has implemented donor-funded projects with CSOs covering public policies, organizational development, climate change and land management. He has worked on cross-border cooperation projects, has exp. in developing agri-businesses, rural diversification and the LEADER/LAG approach

Male Janaq

CNVP Executive Board Member- Country Director Albania, Tirana Office
Janaq specialises on integrated NRM and forestry development, including forestry and environmental legal/policy issues. His experience covers forest/pasture participatory and decentralized management, forest inventory, rehabilitation/regeneration of degraded forests, soil erosion control, forest fire prevention and nature protection/conservation, as well as project design, implementation and monitoring.

Voislav Todorov

Regional Project Developer, Skopje Office
Voislav works on sustainable forest management, inventory of forest eco-systems and bio-mass utilization, as well as rural development. Currently he is working as regional project developer, and he is responsible for regional project management. His skills include organisational and institutional strengthening of CSOs, lobbying, advocacy and facilitation, as well as research and development. He is involved in project preparation and management, as well as institutional networking.

Sheza Tomcini

Institutional and Organisational Development Senior Advisor Albania, Tirana Office
Sheza supports community development, civic engagement, gender issues and civil society in forestry and NRM. She is responsible for strengthening the role and importance of civil society in the forestry and natural resource sectors, including networking, lobbying and advocacy. She has knowledge of decentralization, institutional development and support for multi-stakeholder processes in forestry and rural development.

Cule Albana

Rural and Economic Development Adviser Albania, Korca Office
Albana supports gender, strategic planning, value chain development, multi-stakeholder approaches, networking, building partnerships, rural communities, economic development and rural tourism. She works with rural communities to address their development challenges and opportunities. She has led strategic planning processes in Albania and Macedonia, and specialises in developing tourism products/services for local impact.

Salkurti Hamit

Forestry and Rural Development Adviser Albania, Peshkopi Office
Hamit has extensive experience working in Northern Albania, building teams at local level. He covers technical forest management, field evaluations, communal forestry and development of local forest organisations/rural communities. He has knowledge of NTFPs, especially nuts, rural tourism development, and the use of wood bio-mass as a renewable energy source in rural areas.

Omuri Isuf

Senior Advisor Natural Resource Management Albania, Kukes Office
Isuf supports local forest organisations, communities and local government representatives. His skills range from technical forest management to digital data processing. His experience covers forest management, digital data processing, use of GPS/GIS techniques, participatory mapping, farmer forestry, carbon sequestration, global warming, rural development and environmental issues.

Aliaj Anila

Regional Coordinator and Gender Advisor, Tirana Office
Anila works on rural development issues, cooperating with NGOs, CSOs and public institutions to strengthen their management and dialogue capacities. She has experience of organizational development, civic participation, women’s economic empowerment, advocacy, lobbying and public relations, as well as project proposal writing and training/facilitation. She is well networked at rural community level.

Rupa Mark

Forestry Adviser Albania, Shkoder Office
Mark supports the capacity development of local organisations in NRM, forest eco-systems, protected area management and bio-diversity surveys. He has established local action groups (LAGs), and offers courses on LFA and PCM in development and conservation. He uses latest methods to process and visualise environmental data applying GIS and cartographic software.

Kurtaj Hajrush

Natural Resources Management Adviser Kosovo, Prishtina Office
Hajrush works on NRM, forestry, bio-diversity, environmental protection and nature conservation. He provides advice at field level, and has developed models for joint forest management. He is involved in increasing the capacities of municipalities, private owners and producer groups at national, regional and local levels. He is a good process leader, dealing with national/regional/local actors, and has good communication/facilitation skills.

Ahmeti Ramaxhiku Sebiha

Environment and Community Development Adviser Kosovo, Pristina Office
Sebiha supports the capacity development of private forests owners’ organizations and their involvement in decentralized joint forest management practices. She is experienced in working with participatory approach techniques and processes for stakeholders. Her expertise includes environmental policy and environmental impact assessment, gender issues and project development.

Dinaj Ardita

Rural and Economic Development Adviser Kosovo, Peje Office
Ardita's experience is related to the development of humanitarian organisations, involving volunteering, tourism development and agro-business. She works on the capacity development of local organisations, joint forest management practices, and rural/business development. She is experienced in bringing women and youth into the forestry sector, and raising awareness on gender issues and income generation.

Egzon Tahirukaj

Junior Forestry Adviser Kosovo, Pristina Office
Egzon is responsible for advisory activities linked to implementation of the SSPDF project, focusing on joint forest management, renewable energy, and sustainable forest management. He has a background in wood biomass, forest inventory and silviculture, and has previously worked for international projects and government institutions.

Nuhodzic Ferlin Mensura

Forestry Adviser Montenegro, Podgarica Office
Mensura has experience in private forestry, wood processing, non-wood forest products, forest and wood certification, as well as wood bio-mass production and use. She has experience of developing rural SMEs and entrepreneurship for women/youth. She has been involved in developing national forest policy and programmes, including forestry-related rural development, and promoting sustainable forest management.

Djukic Dragana

Representative Serbia, Belgrade office
Dragana is CNVP’s representative in Serbia, responsible for building links with local NGOs and networks, and developing project possibilities. She was previously Community Development Adviser in CNVP Kosovo, focusing on building relationships with the media and the Serbian community. Dragana's background is in political science and journalism.

Katica Naida

Representative BiH, Sarajevo Office
Naida has significant experience of implementing/managing donor-funded projects. Sectors covered include agri-economic development, employment generation in rural areas, women’s economic empowerment, and SME development (particularly wood processing).

Sokolovska Vasilka

Regional Finance Administrator Macedonia, Skopje Office
Vasilka administers CNVP Macedonia, overseeing all aspects of financial control, budget planning, variance analysis, project audits and preparation of financial statements. She provides financial leadership to CNVP’s two decentralized finance teams, and supports CNVP’s management team.

Brovina Cuperjani Arbnora

Finance Administrator Kosovo, Pristina Office
Arbnora had worked with various sectors and institutions, architecture and reconstruction, civil society, municipalities, higher education youth and forestry, and the environment sector. She provides financial leadership to CNVP Kosovo. Arbnora has working experience with International Organizations since 1997. MSc Engineer of Architecture and higher education coalification in the university of East Anglia, Norich, UK.

Kaba Altin

Financial Administrator Albania, Tirana Office
Altin is responsible for the management and reporting of projects in CNVP Albania, including all financial and administration processes. He has worked as an administrator for World Bank, Sida and EU projects.

Buzharoska Kristina

Project coordinator CCCC Macedonia, Skopje Office
Kristina has professional experience of sustainable forest management, illegal logging, climate change and rural development. Her skills include networking, organisational strengthening, promotion of CSOs, research and project management. Currently, she will be the CNVP coordinator for the EU-funded project Communities Communicating Climate Change (CCCC)

Acevska Elena

Business Development, Social Media and PR Consultant Macedonia, Skopje Office
Elena graduated as a Forestry Engineer from Skopje University's Department of Landscaping and Environmental Improvement. She has work experience in environmental protection, as well as drafting laws and regulations governing the environment. She has also written articles and contributed columns for web portals. She is supporting CNVP's business development, social media and public relations activities.

ZUZAROVSKA SVETLANA

Local coordinator in Resen
Svetlana graduated at the Faculty of Philosophy in Skopje, and her postgraduate studies are ongoing. During her studies, she worked as a demonstrator in the realization of activities within the Pedagogy Institute in Skopje. Svetlana is CNVP’s local coordinator for the current project NTFP for Prespa Economic Development. With her job, she enables easier communication and collaboration between the stakeholders of this project

Supervisory Board

Arno Willems

Supervisory Board member
Arno has thirty years’ experience in forestry and regional development, mainly in Europe and Western-Africa. He has worked for private companies and governmental organizations, and was a consultant for the World Bank, SNV and the Dutch Labour Union. He is currently Steward of Het Loo Royal Estate, The Netherlands.

Jupe Aurel

Supervisory Board member
Aurel graduated as a Medical Doctor and has a Master degree in Business Administration. His career has involved management responsibility within international government, non-government and corporate business organisations, where he has managed people and programmes while overseeing budgets and resources to achieve bottom-line results.

Bremer Maarten

Chair of Supervisory Board
Maarten has over 20 years of management and executive experience. He has been working in the field of the learning and development of people and organizations and has a special interest in change management and social innovation. He worked as regional director at SNV Balkans from 2003 – 2006. He is currently vice-president of ArtEZ University of the Arts

van Buuren Thijs

Supervisory Board member
Thijs has over 25 years’ experience of financial management with special interests in internal auditing, risk management and governance. He has graduated as Controller for the Public Sector. He has worked for several internal NGOs, including SNV. He is currently Controller at Medécins sans Fontières, The Netherlands.

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ASTE CHRISTOPH

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Ballauri Elona

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Beqiri Rozi

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Bogner Daniel

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Brown Matthew

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Cil Aysegul

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Davidova Sophia

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Domac Julije

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Ferlin Franc

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Gjeta Zef

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Hemmami Melike

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Kaba Durim

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Kampen Peter

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Kiš Alen

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Koro Levent

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Lako Thimaq

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Lemes Samir

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Maksimovic Aleksandar

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Meijboom Marianne

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Muçaj Pranvera

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Pasko Genc

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Pllaha Stavri

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SANDOR MATUSKA

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Sivrić Ivica

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Toromani Elvin

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Vaso Andrian

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Xhembulla Almira

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