Dušan Lj. Milenković serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at New Social Initiative. Dušan Lj. Milenković has a ten-year work experience in international political development agencies National Democratic Institute and the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, as well as the management of programs aimed at working with political stakeholders and institutions in Serbia and the Western Balkans region. He is very familiar with the donor community and civil sector in the region whose active member he has been since 2007. He is interested in deep problems of political systems, especially of countries in the region and has recently also been interested in the implementation of behavioral approaches in politics and economy. He also has a British license for project management in the development sector (PMD PRO). He writes.
Shpetim Gashi serves as one of the members of the Board of Directors at New Social Initiative. Shpetim Gashi is the Vice President of the Council for Inclusive Governance, a U.S.-based international non-governmental organization. He focuses on issues of governance and political development in countries in transition. He holds an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
Dina Milovanović serves as one of the members of the Board of Directors at New Social Initiative. Dina holds a Master in Public Policy from Oregon State University and a Master in Ethnology and Anthropology from the University of Belgrade. Previously, Dina worked as a researcher and a consultant with civil society and international organizations on projects related to public policy, politics, human and communities’ rights, social inclusion, among others. Dina is a well-published researcher with over fifteen titles, including peer-reviewed and independent publications. During her studies at OSU Dina received a Presidential Commission Award for Women in Science (2018) and served as a Program Facilitator at Women in Policy. In 2015 Dina received an award for the best MA thesis in the field of Ethnology and Anthropology.
Miloš Milovanović serves as one of the members of the Board of Directors at New Social Initiative. Mr. Milovanović career started as result of his desire to make a different society as he believes that our future is shaped by our minds and efforts to strive for a better tomorrow. Mr. Milovanović channeled this passion into practice by engaging with international organizations and NGOs with mandate to promote or protect human rights, build democracy and boost economic development and growth. Through two decades long experience in leading civil society organizations and managing small and large-scale programs Mr. Milovanović developed diverse and deep understanding of development sector which made him a great strategic leader. Miloš holds a Master in Business Administration from United States’ based Willamette University – Atkinson Graduate School of Management. Mr. Milovanović leadership and guidance was crucial for New Social Initiative development. His mandate as Chairman of the Board was branded by great results and growth that lunched NSI to shining stars within Kosovo’s civil society scene. At the moment, Milos is leading an USAID’s Media Initiatives and Partnership Support Activity in Serbia, implemented by Propulsion with goal to increase skills of Serbian citizens to navigate to complex media landscape and effectively participate in modern economic, social and political life.