About Ngadhnjim Halilaj
OMIS Graduate student at Northern Illinois University
Ngadhnjim was born in Drenas, a small city in the Republic of Kosovo. After the war for independence in 1999, he and his family moved to the capital city of Kosovo, Pristina. He finished his Bachelor studies in 2012 in Management and Information Systems at a private college. During his Bachelor studies he worked as a sports news translator/journalist at newspaper “Zëri” and “Lajm”. After graduating, on October 2013 he joined Democracy for Development (D4D), a Non-Governmental Organization in Kosovo, initially as an intern and then moving up to becoming a full-fledged project manager. The projects that he was involved with included topics like: Election Trends, Political Parties, measurable indicators, etc. His contribution for the organization can be seen in the following publications: Kosovo’s Political Compass,
The Cost of Patriarchy and Election Trends 2000-2014. He continued working for the organization until he got accepted at Northern Illinois University to pursue his Master studies for Management of Information Systems as part of the World Learning scholarship program “Transformational Leadership Program – Scholarships and Partnerships”, funded by USAID in Kosovo and supported by the Government of Kosovo.
Pristina at sunset
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