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SUNY/CID Congratulates Lejla Hasanović, a Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Fellow for European Entrepreneurs and Innovators

Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Participants

Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) Participants

Lejla Hasanović, who serves as the Legal and Policy Advisor at SUNY/CID’s USAID/Strengthening Governing Institutions and Practices (SGIP) project in Bosnia and Herzegovina, completed a two week Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative (YTILI) fellowship in in Washington DC. This fellowship focuses on developing and cultivating relationships for top European and Eurasian entrepreneurs. As one of the 42 European participants, Hasanović explored the entrepreneurial ecosystem of Washington DC to understand the policy context, institutional and financial landscape, and local networks that support innovation. The YTILI fellowship is arranged through the U.S. Department of State and is supported in its implementation by the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).

Lejla Hasanović

Lejla Hasanović

Hasanović has worked with SUNY/CID for 4 years, where she supports government implementation of innovations such as regulatory impact assessment and new policy development methodologies. In her role with SGIP in Bosnia and Herzegovina, she works with line ministries on formulating policy papers on various legal documents that are important for the implementation of the Reform Agenda.

“Everything I have done at SUNY/CID and everything I have learned during the fellowship I will try to combine in the future to contribute to improvement of the governance landscape in my country,” Hasanović said.

CID Congratulates Lejla, who, in addition to being selected as a Young Transatlantic Innovation Leaders Initiative fellow, has been invited by the U.S. Department of State to participate at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2017) in Hyderabad, India in late November. The summit, which will highlight the theme Women First, Prosperity for All, and will focus on supporting women entrepreneurs and fostering economic growth globally. Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will headline the United States delegation to the Summit.

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Posted November 6, 2017