Blerim MUSTAFAJunior Project and Communications Officer
Blerim Mustafa, a Norwegian national, is a junior project and communications officer at the Geneva Centre. He assists with the planning, organisation and implementation of capacity-building programmes, conferences and panel discussions. Mr. Mustafa also contributes to the implementation of communication and social media initiatives with the aim of improving the Centre’s exposure to different stakeholders.
Prior to joining the Geneva Centre, Mr. Mustafa worked for the International Organization of Migration (IOM) as a Communications and Knowledge Management Associate. He was responsible for contributing to the promotion of the Migrant Assistance Divisions’ (MAD) programmes and policies related to counter-trafficking and assisted voluntary return and reintegration of migrants. He was also in charge of enhancing information and knowledge sharing within the team under the supervision of the Head of MAD
Blerim has also worked as a freelance journalist for an Albanian news agency in Geneva. His news contributions have been cited by leading news publications in the Balkans. He has also worked as a public relations consultant for an international communications consultancy, and as an external consultant to a UN Special Rapporteur.
Among his academic credentials, Blerim completed an MA in International Relations at the Geneva School of Diplomacy and did an Executive Certificate in Advocacy in International Affairs at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He also holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Oslo and is currently writing his PhD on the extension of the principle of self-determination following the independence of Kosovo.
Blerim speaks Norwegian, Swedish, English, French, Albanian and Serbian, and is currently learning German.