Gentiana Murati Kapo

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Programme Manager for Capacity Building and Strengthening of Independent Media

Gentiana joined BIRN Hub in September 2022 as a Programme Manager for Capacity Building and Strengthening of Independent Media. She is based in BIRN Hub’s Sarajevo office. Her main responsibilities include planning and designing the programme, proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues, and initiating appropriate corrective actions. She ensures effective quality assurance and overall integrity of the programme.

As a human rights activist with over ten years of experience in project cycle management for Civil Society Organizations, CSOs, Gentiana’s background lies in building the capacities of CSOs in the Balkan region through mentoring, particularly in project cycle management, strategic planning, fundraising, carrying out effective advocacy initiatives, organizational and financial management, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting, among others.

Before joining BIRN, Gentiana worked as a Grants Manager & Capacity Development Expert at the Kosovo Women’s Network. She managed grants throughout the region supported through the Kosovo Women’s Fund. Furthermore, she has extensive experience providing capacity development expertise to various CSOs in the Balkans.

Gentiana studied Economics at the University of Pristina. In addition to her formal education, she has attended various project cycle management and gender equality-related trainings and seminars.

Besides Bosnian and Albanian, she is fluent in English.