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Darko Brkan

UG Zasto ne / CA Why not
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Title proposal: A new way of getting citizens and parliamentarians excited about  legislation in the parliament - www.javnarasprava.ba.

Biography: Darko Brkan is the president of CA „Why not“, one of the most prominent Bosnian NGOs that promotes activism, government accountability and the use of technology in deepening democracy. He is also president of the board of the regional network Action SEE and was a founding member of Dosta! (Enough!), Bosnia’s most prominent citizens’ movement. He holds degrees from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Faculty of Economics Sarajevo. His professional interests are digital and social media, elections and political processes, civic activism and international relations. He was a Draper-Hills Summer fellow at the Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law (CDDRL) at Stanford University and a Reagan-Fascell fellow at the Forum for International Democratic Studies. He is also an Alumni of the Stanford Leadership Academy for Development, Council of Europe Academy of Political Excellence and Fletcher Summer Institute for Advanced Studies of Non-Violent Conflict. He is a board member of the Center for Policy and Governance, the Human Rights Foundation of BiH, and a founding board member of the Center for Election Studies in BiH. He is a regular contributor to many local and international media and a speaker at a number of prominent events and conferences.