Dijana Pejić is executive director of Genesis Project, a civil society organisation based in Banja Luka Bosnia and Herzegovina working with and for children from marginalized groups and children with disabilities.
Dijana is Alumni of NGO Academy’s Social Innovation and Management Programme and has participated in numerous workshops of NGO Academy’s Regional Programme.
In our video interview we asked Dijana about the origins of Genesis Project. Watch and learn how the war in former Yugoslavia influenced Genesis Project 25 years ago, what role Star Trek played at that point and how the organisation’s mission was transformed into activities on the ground over the past years.
During her participation in the Social Innovation and Management Programme 2016” Dijana worked on the development of the project “One-Minute Junior Movies” and of course we were curious how the project materialised. Hear more about this empowerment method and see how children contribute to find solutions for local problems (Min 08:55).
Even though nobody particularly likes challenges, they are responsibly for a steep learning
curve within organisations. Learn about Genesis Projects’ challenges in the following video.
Genesis Project works with children and teachers and we wanted to how the pandemic influenced Genesis Projects’ work with these target groups.
Dijana’s Tips and Tricks
Dijana is a dedicated person full of positive energy. We asked her what she recommends to other NGOs and Civil Society Organisations.