Our Team

Lejla Hadžić

Executive Director
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Lejla is an architect specialized in architectural conservation and built heritage management.
Dealing with the complexities of cultural heritage issues is a choice I made for my life. Caring for, honesty about and passion for our heritage is something that inspires me on a day-to-day basis. I believe that people and monuments should never be targets.

Elena Mamani

Vice Director | Program Manager
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Elena is an architect by profession, dealing with cultural heritage aspects since 2009. She has been closely involved in different activities that CHwB has undertaken in Albania, working with conservation and regional training.
I believe that I change things for the better, inspired by our heritage. There are no impossible achievements – all you need is to try, try, and try again.

Aneida Bajraktari

Administration & Finance Officer
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Aneida has degrees in finance and law.
I believe cultural heritage gives people a sense of unity, a sense of belonging and reminds them that they are at home. Investing our cultural capital in our cultural heritage is priceless, and I am inspired by changing passive awareness into active strategies! Where there’s a will, there’s a way.

Mirian Bllaci

Program Manager
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Mirian is an urban planner and manager. Through experiences in the region and abroad, he has developed strong interest in designing and implementing activities aimed at connecting people and heritage.

Jonathan Eaton

Program Officer
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Jonathan applies his education in history and anthropology to his work at CHwB by focusing on the interpretation and engagement aspects of cultural heritage – connecting people, place, history and memory and encouraging people to embrace heritage as an essential and active part of their life, because our heritage is who we are.

Arianna Briganti

Program Manager
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Arianna is a development economist specialized in the growth and management of emerging economies. Her foci are sustainable economic and social development; international development from local to global level; poverty reduction strategies; horizontal inequalities. Her position at CHwB is supported by German development cooperation through the Centre for International Migration and Development.

Anisa Lloja

Program Staff
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Anisa finished her studies in architecture, following a passion that started when she was a child. As a participant in CHwB’s Regional Restoration Camps, she was reminded about what started this passion, and she hasn’t been able to separate herself from cultural heritage ever since. She is particularly interested in the reuse of historical buildings and in the constant developments of this field.

Nedi Petri

Program Staff
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Nedi is an architect working in the cultural heritage field. He is mainly involved in architectural restoration/conservation and community involvement.
I think that I have all the reasons to believe that we can learn so much from the past for building a better future… if we only had a little patience… and try to really listen, even just for a moment, what “the others” (from the past or present) have to say.

Anisa Mano

Program Staff
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Anisa has finished her study in Political Science and is earning a Masters in Urban Social Development.
I believe that, as every problem has a solution, so does the preservation of cultural heritage. It is important to make the right choice, and there is no better way than if the solution comes from the combination of ideas and work in the community.

Stavri Burda

Program Staff
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Stavri is a junior architect working on the restoration of the hamam in Kruja.
I don’t know why, but I love what I do, and I am inspired by nature with all its details. Through my work, I am aware that I can’t change the world, but I can give a little help in changing it.

Enkeleda Roze

Finance/Administration
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Enkeleda has finished her studies in literature, but also in the last 10 years she is involved in the work of different organizations in the field of cultural heritage. Gjirokastra architecture and its impact on tourism development in the city constitute the main interests in her work.
I think that we should not forget the beauty of the values that the past gave us, but we should protect and provide them to the next generation.

Ana Pekmezi

Coordinator
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Ana is a young architect, a dream profession she had as a child. Since before she graduated, her main focus is in the cultural heritage and collective memory.

Guided by a passionate curiosity and a constant desire to learn, she has also experimented with Graphic Design and Photography.

Hajredin (Dini) Baushi

Logistics Officer

Dini is a professional driver, with his license since 1981, covering every category except motorcycles. He is the most capable driver and the one with the best sense of humor. Calm and respectful, he is our oasis of peace when coming back from field trips or inspection of monuments. There is no road that Dini would not take for cultural heritage.