Lejla works on using technology to improve governance outcomes in Kosovo. She has been with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Kosovo since 2012, piloting initiatives which aim to bring citizens closer to their decision-makers through the use of technology as a tool.
Prior to UNDP, she has worked with Norwegian development assistance and the World Bank in the area of human development. She has also conducted research on the role of civil society in the fight against corruption, international efforts in state-building contexts and the importance of women empowerment for Kosovo’s development. She is a firm believer in human rights and that equal opportunities will create a better global society.
She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and has completed her bachelor studies at the American University in Bulgaria in political science and business administration.