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Senior Practice Specialist, Democracy and Governance Lejla Kolenovic Ismail
Lejla Kolenovic Ismail is a senior practice specialist in Chemonics’ democracy and governance practice. She specializes in anti-corruption and governance programming and research. Lejla has more than fifteen years of experience designing and implementing democracy and governance programs, primarily in the Western Balkans. Prior to joining Chemonics, she served as a contracting officer’s representative on diversity and governance projects for the project “USAID Kosovo,” as decentralization and minority rights policy officer for the EU special representative and IDP/refugee outreach office for the United Nations Peacekeeping Mission in Kosovo. She holds a B.A. in political science, international law and diplomacy from the University of Business and Technology in Pristina, Kosovo.