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ABOUT US

 

The Bislimi Group Foundation
 is a not-for-profit organization, headquartered in Prishtina, Kosovo, which strives to help build a peaceful and prosperous future for Kosovo and other societies through quality education. Founded in 2006, TBG Foundation implements and administers several educational, academic and professional development programs.
 
Meet the Founder

Faton (Tony) Bislimi, founder of TBG Foundation, was born and raised in Gjilan, Kosovo. He holds honors (summa cum laude) bachelor degrees in computer science (BS) and mathematics (BA) from Texas Lutheran University (2005), a Master's in Public Administration and International Development from the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (2007), where he was a Kennedy Fellow, and an MA in International Relations from Dalhousie University (2010), as a Centre for Foreign Policy Studies research fellow. He has lectured and presented at several international conferences on issues related to education, economic and social development, conflict resolution, and interethnic relations. A member of many honor and academic societies in the US (such as Alpha Chi, U.S. National Scholars Honor Society, Who's Who, etc), he has also earned important academic distinctions and awards.  

His work experience includes positions with major international organizations and companies - such as UNDP, RTI International, etc. He also has a passion to teach and has served as lecturer at the Victory University College in Prishtina, American University in Kosovo, Dalhousie University and Mount Saint Vincent University. Between 2009 and 2012, Tony served a Research Fellow at the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies & EU Centre of Excellence (Dalhousie University). Currently, he serves as a Senior Fellow at the Kosovo Public Policy Center and is pursuing his PhD studies in Political Science at the University of Alberta on a SSHRC Joseph Armand Bombardier Scholarship. His wife Nora, daughters Fiona and Olsa, and he live in Edmonton, Alberta. 
 

Our Board

Apart from Faton Bislimi who serves as President of the Board, we are more than happy to have the following reputable people serve on our Board of Directors:

Dr. Besnik Bislimi
Professor of Economics and Director of AUK Research Center 
American University in Kosovo

Dr. Robert Muharremi
Professor of Law 
European School of Law and Governance

Dr. Behlul Behluli
Professor of Veterinary, Faculty of Agriculture 
University of Prishtina

Mr. Ramiz Tafilaj
Education Activist 
Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Mr. Ismet Avdyli
Humanitarian Activist 
Zurich, Switzerland

Mr. Luan Bukolla
Human Rights Activist
New York, New York, U.S.A.


Our Staff

For their tireless work - on a volunteer basis most of the time - we are extremely thankful to our staff who see their work for the Foundation as a contribution to a great cause and not just a job.

Nora Dauti
Vice President

nora@bislimi.org

Halit Bislimi
Executive Director

halit@bislimi.org

Besnik Hoti
Study Tours Coordinator 

besnik@bislimi.org

Rinor Shkodra
Balkans Peace Program Coordinator 

rinor@bislimi.org

Drenusha Bislimi
Finance and Development Coordinator  

drenusha@bislimi.org

Nehat Murati
TOEFL iBT Administrator 

nehat@bislimi.org

 


 


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