News & Updates

Haki Abazi on Why Extremism has Limited Appeal in Kosovo

In a new editorial, Haki Abazi, Western Balkans program director, argues that contrary to recent media reports, there is limited reach and appeal for young people in Kosovo to join the Syrian civil war.

The Fund’s Western Balkans Program Midterm Impact Assessment

After five years of grantmaking in the Western Balkans, midway to the 10-year timeframe established for the program in 2010, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund commissioned an independent assessment to evaluate impact, such as progress made in Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia, against the goals and indicators of the program framework.

The Fund Refocuses its Western Balkans Program Guidelines

The Fund has revised its Western Balkans grantmaking guidelines to reflect the results of a midterm impact assessment of its work and the program’s evolution since the guidelines were last revised in 2010.
Smoke billowing from a coal plant can be seen from the heart of Kosovo’s capital city of Pristina.

Kosovo’s Future Power Infrastructure Reaches a Turning Point

A new report from the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis and the Kosovo Civil Society Consortium for Sustainable Development, finds that a constructing another coal-fired power plant in Kosovo would be the wrong direction for the country’s development.
Program Director Ajsa Hadzibegovic of Civic Alliance, RBF President Stephen Heintz, Montenegrin Prime Minister Milo Dukanovic, and Slavoljub Stijepovic, mayor of Podgorica.

Montenegrin Prime Minister Pledges Support for Civil Society House

In Podgorica, Montenegro, RBF President Stephen Heintz signed a memorandum of understanding with Prime Minister Milo Dukanovic, Mayor Slavoljub Stijepovic and Ajsa Hadzibegovic, program director of of Civic Alliance, in support of a Civil Society House in the capital city.