Head of SEESAC
Bojana Balon is responsible for the long-term strategic planning of the initiative, leading the partnerships and overseeing the implementation of projects within the SEESAC portfolio thus contributing to strengthening the capacities of national and regional stakeholders to control and reduce the proliferation and misuse of SALW, advancing gender equality, facilitating regional cooperation and thus contributing to enhanced stability, security and development in South Eastern and Eastern Europe. As Head of SEESAC, Bojana is also leading the Secretariat of the Western Balkans SALW Control Roadmap Multi Partner Trust Fund. Bojana joined SEESAC in 2010 as Project Officer and coordinated SEESAC's activities related to gender mainstreaming in the security sector, including both the Women Police Officers Network in SEE (WPON) and the Gender Equality in the Military project. Prior to joining SEESAC, she worked for UNDP in Serbia, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and the General Police Directorate in Slovenia. Bojana earned her Master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies from the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary, and her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University in Ljubljana, Slovenia.