USAID Accelerated Civic Development and Cooperation Project in Albania
Ariana joined ANTTARC in 1998. With her depth of professional experience in the social service sector, high-level international training and orientation to interactive training methodology, Ariana has already established herself as one of ANTTARC’s lead trainers. After joining ANTTARC, Ariana led the institutional strengthening of 15 Albanian NGOs working to service persons with disabilities (NOVIB), trained the founders of a Women’s Association in Lezha committed to reducing violence against women, and provided needed technical guidance to help build partnerships between NGOs and local government (UNDP). She has been the coordinator of ANTTARC’s Internship Program for social work and law students. She has extensive experience with programs focused on protecting the rights of women and girls, particularly in the context of domestic violence. Ariana has held important positions in the Department of Women and Family at the Ministry of Labor, Social Welfare and Women and was the General Manager of the Agricultural University of Tirana. Her Bachelor Degrees are in Economics and Literature. Ariana has successfully completed a six-month training course in Institutional Management at the University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece as well as ANTTARC’s five-month US consultant led intensive training program in organizational development. In addition, Ariana has participated in numerous training programs on gender related issues and has been a delegate to national and international women’s conferences.