Bledar Taho is a Roma graduate in economics from Universita degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca and Marin Barleti University in Tirana, holding an M.Sc in European Studies and Public Administration. Prior to working at IRCA, Bledar has been working for several years as local coordinator with Help for Children Foundation in several projects targeting Roma communities. He has managed for a few years an internet and services Center (Brilant Center), which offered assistance to high school and university students in developing essays and dissertations as well as computer courses and printing services. Mr. Taho has been directing Institute of Romani Culture in Albania since its creation since 2011 .
He has boosted his professional development offered by international organisations, namely OSCE/ODIHR, Open Society Institute in Albania, NDI, USAID and UNDP and gained more than 7 years of work experience in managing projects in the area of education, youth participation, monitoring, Social delivering, elections and inclusive policies. Also, he has conducted research reports on accessing the healthcare for Roma Community, preparing policy briefs in area of Education, Public Services delivering, Housing, Employment and Culture, focusing in Roma. In years 2012 – 2018, Bledar has coordinated the project “Roma Mediators advocating for social services in local level’ in which gain a lot of experience on Monitoring the Local Action Plans, Advocacy campaigns, negotiations with institutions etc.
- Public participation
- Internet safe for children
- Expert in Intercultural Education and Roma Culture as well as trainer on Roma Culture and language P
- Hate Crimes