Adea Mekuli

Program Manager for Culture for Growth at Kosovo Foundation for Cultural Heritage without Borders in Prishtina, Kosovo. Responsible for the development of new approaches for regional development in Kosovo, while strengthening regional cultural identities and increasing the partnership between institutions, civil society and the community. Has worked at the Government of Kosovo on the coordination of development assistance, and since 2017 has been Program Manager with the local NGO Kosovo Foundation for Cultural Heritage without Borders (CHwB Kosovo), where she has created and facilitated the development of the strategic framework on economic growth through culture, creativity and innovation for several municipalities. Has collaborated with the Archaeological Institute of Kosovo on several preservation projects, and has co-funded two architectural design firms along with prior work at other architectural firms. 

Holds a BSc. in Architecture and Spatial Planning from University for Business and Technology, Prishtina, Kosovo; and MSc. Architectural Engineering: Environmental Design from University of Bath, United Kingdom.

During the fellowship, eager to advance skills in urban planning and design and to learn about the utilization of different and innovative planning techniques. Additionally would like to learn about the application of data science in city planning and the basics of urban mobility and its relation to behavioral science.

Funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs under the Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship.