Edison has 13 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. He earned a Bachelor’s of Law from the University of Tirana in Albania. While continuing his law studies, Edison has been engaged in several youth organizations with a
wide scope of activities including human rights, environment, governance, social care programs under the leadership of organizations like British Council, Eden Center, Beyond Barriers, Albanian Life Quality Union, Walk Together etc. These experiences equipped Edison with a vast knowledge concerning social phenomena, versed him with organizational, managerial and leadership skills to promote, maintain and achieve longstanding objectives on behalf of the communities in need. From 2013, Edison entered the public administration service as a specialist of Foreign Relations in the local municipality of Kamza, Tirana where he was appointed as a Senior Advisor to the Mayor of Klos Municipality in Albania. These two official governmental positions have provided Edison with the opportunity to learn and understand fundamental problems from within the Albanian public administration, problems that require immediate reforms and to be in the grassroots of the rural problems and in touch directly with the inhabitants. Edision is passionate about reforming the public administration of Albania, helping improve the social polarization and inequality in rural zones and empowering youth.
Host Organization: OpenGov Hub
Role at Host Organization: Edison will help to connect and facilitate the sharing of resources among organizations in Opengov Hub’s network of leading international organizations working on transparency, accountability and civic participation around the world.