ABOUT US

WHO WE ARE

Atelier for Community Transformation – ACT supports activists and artists in the Western Balkans by helping them rebuild their communities and by challenging systemic injustice through grassroots networks and strategic campaigns.

MISSION & VISION

Our mission is to connect, empower and inspire activists and artists of all callings. Vision is to have people of Western Balkans rebuild their communities by living in harmony with each other and nature.

MEET THE TEAM

MARSELA PEĆANAC
FOUNDER

Marsela Pećanac is an activist, organizer, and fundraiser. She grew up in Sarajevo, Yugoslavia, and lived through the Sarajevo siege in the early 90’s. Marsela’s career has interwoven seemingly disparate worlds: first human rights and education, then values-driven banking, and progressive philanthropy. Her nonprofit board activities include Rainforest Action Network, the Rose Foundation for Communities and Environment, and Jericho Foundation. Marsela currently works with a broad global coalition on the Balkan’s Blue Heart of Europe campaign to save Bosnia and Herzegovina and Europe’s last free-flowing rivers.
She also runs Impact banking at Signature Bank in San Francisco.

LEJLA KUSTURICA
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As a long time activist, Lejla believes in solidarity, human potential, active local communities, joint initiatives, and the good in people. Lejla works relentlessly for a good cause, has strong principles, and constantly strives to do more. In the past, Lejla has worked as a philanthropic manager at a large foundation and an economic and women’s rights empowerment manager in Srebrenica, BiH, the place of the worst European genocide since WWII. Lejla has launched “My Hair, Your Hair” initiative to raise awareness and supports well-being for children with cancer. She has also co-founded an arts foundation staging exhibitions and arts in the physical public and residential domain tarnished by war and post-war neglect.

NINA KREŠEVLJAKOVIĆ
BOARD CHAIR

Nina Kreševljaković is an activist and environmental lawyer. Throughout her career, she has worked on protection of human rights and environmental issues. Nina has worked on numerous legal cases confronting mass construction of small hydro power plants in BiH as well as many other environment-related issues. She launched Environmental Legal Clinics in Bosnia and Herzegovina designed for law school students in Sarajevo and East Sarajevo where she actively lectures.
As a consultant to the OSCE Mission in BiH, Nina was engaged in education of judges and prosecutors on environmental issues countrywide. Currently, Nina is working on 30 different legal cases related to protection of human rights and environmental issues.

PARTNERS AND SUPORTERS

CONTACT

71000

Sarajevo

Bosnia and Herzegovina

00 387 62 761 833

info@act.ba

You are donating to : Atelier for Community Transformation – ACT

How much would you like to donate?
$10 $20 $30
Would you like to make regular donations? I would like to make donation(s)
How many times would you like this to recur? (including this payment) *
Name *
Last Name *
Email *
Phone
Address
Additional Note
paypalstripe
Loading...
We use cookies in order to give you the best possible experience on our website. By continuing to use this site, you agree to our use of cookies.
Accept