Jelena Janevska joined NALAS Secretariat in May 2012, as Knowledge and Communication Manager. She has over 22 years of professional experience in the development area, focusing primarily on democracy building, good governance, rule of law, civil society development, decentralisation and local development, working for: UN, DPK International/USAID, Center for Institutional Development, PEP International/SIDA, Institute for Sustainable Communities/USAID and the Regional Environmental Center for Central and Eastern Europe. Ms. Janevska is a university lecturer (Modules: Crisis Communication, Public Relations, Business Communication, Project Management) and has extensive consultant and training experience. She holds a MSc degree in Local Development from the University of Trento, Italy, and a BA degree in Journalism and Communications from the University in Skopje.