Corporate Thematic Areas
UNDP in Montenegro
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UNDP Europe & CIS
Mr. Miodrag Dragišić started his career at UNDP in 2002 as Programme Associate for Civil society Development programme. Following rapid growth of the UNDP’s programme in Montenegro, especially in the socio-economic area, Mr. Dragišić was promoted into a position of a Social Inclusion Team Leader, which covers the issues related to human development, vulnerable population, employment, access to social security services, Millennium Development Goals, health, gender equality. Currently, the Social Inclusion Cluster consists of 10 staff with a portfolio of around $5 million being implemented through 6 projects and programmes, with the main aim to contribute towards capacity development of both Government and civil society partners in achieving social inclusion.
Since 2002 Mr. Dragišić has led and worked on a number of reports and studies, including the Human Development Report on Multiculturalism (2005) and the Report on the Millennium Development Goals in Montenegro (2006). He also participated in developing a number of studies concerning poverty, gender equality, environmental protection and anticorruption. Since 2008 Mr. Dragišić has chaired the UN Thematic Group on Social Inclusion whose main task is to work on joint UN Programmes in Montenegro. In addition to the UN related work, Mr. Dragišić serves as a voluntary member of the Board of Fund for Active Citizenship (fAKT), a local non-governmental foundation that supports the citizens of Montenegro in taking active participation in political, economic, civic and cultural life. Mr. Dragišić holds a Bachelors Degree in Economics with specialization in Team Management.
In 2007, Dr Milica Begović Radojević assumed the position of a cluster leader for Economy and Environment Cluster at UNDP Montenegro where her work is focused on achieving sustained economic development through effective natural resource management and environmental protection –environomics. Jointly with the Government, Economy and Environment Cluster seeks to align poverty reduction and employment creation in the northern Montenegro with a broader set of investments in climate change adaptation and mitigation, environmental conservation, rehabilitation of pollution and industrial hot spots, and spatial planning.
From 2005 to 2007, Dr Begović Radojević worked as a programme officer and assistant to the Deputy Head of Mission at the Organization for Security and Cooperation of Europe, Mission to Montenegro. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, master’s degree in Political Science, and a doctorate in International Relations at the University of Alabama, USA. She continued at the University as a teaching assistant/lecturer in the area of Comparative Politics. Including her doctoral dissertation, Dr Radojević Begović is the author of a number of academic articles in the peer-reviewed journals in the area of conflict prevention and resolution.
Ms. Sanja Bojanić, Team Leader of the Democratic Governance cluster which is supporting European and Euro-Atlantic integrations of Montenegro through assisting the institutional reform and developing capacities of selected national, local institutions and other partners.
Ms. Snežana Dragojević has been Acting Regional Programme Manager of the Western Balkans Environmental Programme (WBEP) since January 2010. Her main tasks are to provide leadership to the Programme Management Unit, to coordinate preparation and implementation of regional activities, and to coordinate management and operational aspects of the Programme between participating UNDP country offices. The Programme is dealing with: i) remediation of high priority environmental hop spots at eight locations in six Western Balkans countries/territories, ii) raising awareness and enhancing capacities for good environmental management and iii) enhancing regional cooperation through improved information sharing and supply of professional consultancy services.
Ms. Dragojević joined UNDP as WBEP Coordinator for Capacity Building in December 2007. Her main duties were to coordinate the capacity development and public awareness raising components of the programme in all six participating countries/territories.
Before joining UNDP, between 2000 - 2007, Ms. Dragojević worked as Project Manager with the Regional Environmental Centre for Central and Eastern Europe (REC) on the projects related to enhancing cross-border cooperation between neighboring countries in SEE over management of shared protected areas.
Ms. Dragojević graduated from the Nikšić Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Montenegro, with major in English Language and Literature.
Ms. Snezana Doljanica has been working as UNDP Operations Manager since May 2008, with the main focus on advising Senior Management on all aspects of CO management and operations. This includes strategic financial and human resources management, efficient procurement and logistical services, ICT and common services consistent with UNDP rules and regulations. Her main role is to lead the operations, ensuring smooth functioning of the CO/programmes/ projects operations.
Ms. Doljanica’s first employment at UNDP was in 2004, as Programme Assistant to Capacity Development Programme. Between 2006-2008 she worked as Project Manager on different Capacity Development Projects.
Ms. Doljanica graduated from the Faculty of Economics in Podgorica in 2001 as the best student in her class, after which she obtained a Master’s Degree in Public and International Management at University of Lecce, Italy.