Leadership Academy for Democracy for the First Time Held in the Balkans


BCSDN had the unique opportunity to be part of the Leadership Development Academy program on “Public Policy for Private Sector Development” organized by Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), and Faculty of Political Science at the University of Sarajevo (FPN UNSA). The Leadership Academy for Development (LAD), is for the first time held in the Balkans and it is an executive-level training program that trains academia, civil society, and government officials, from developing countries to be a constructive force for economic growth and development.

The intensive 5-day programme that took part from 2nd-8th July in Sarajevo was led by renowned professor Francis Fukuyama, Director of CDDRL and Michael Bennon, Managing Director of the Stanford Global Projects Center and it was largely case-based curriculum featuring key lectures aimed to provide the participants with analytical framework necessary to promote private sector growth through public policies.

Our Policy and Advocacy Office, Biljana Spasovska was one of the 30 participants who actively took part in the Leadership Academy for Development bringing experience and expertise from the perspective of civil society development. You can find more about the programme here.


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