Aida Ajanovic

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Head of Programmes

Aida joined BIRN in January 2020 and serves as the Head of Programmes based in Sarajevo. In this role, Aida oversees the smooth operation of the programme department, ensuring efficient implementation of BIRN’s programmes. Aida takes charge of planning, managing, and monitoring these programmes, working closely with programme staff, external consultants, implementing partners, and key stakeholders. Additionally, she actively develops partnerships with external stakeholders to enhance the organisation’s impact.

Before joining BIRN, Aida was a Programme Manager at Westminster Foundation for Democracy, a British political organisation that provides expert support in the development of democratic institutions and the strengthening of parliamentary bodies, political parties, and civil society organisations.

For several years, she was a Head of Research and a coordinator of “Istinomjer”, the first Bosnian member of the international fact-checking Network. She also worked in the public sector, on projects concerning judicial reform in the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina and as director of the Sarajevo office of the international Legal-Consulting Company, IKRP Rokas & Partners.

Aida is a lawyer by profession and graduated from the University of Sarajevo. Besides Bosnian, she is fluent in English.

Aida is also an activist raising awareness about autism and life with autism.