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Muhamet
Arifi

Muhamet Arifi

Muhamet is one of the funders and Director of NGO Balkan Sunflowers Kosova (BSFK) since 2007 one of the leading NGO-s working on the social inclusion of the Kosovo’s Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities. Muhamet belongs to the Ashkali minority community.
Muhamet is finalizing his master degree in Management and informatics at AAB University in Prishtina/Kosovo.
Muhamet represented Ashkali community in Communities Consultative Council (CCC), in the Office of President of Kosova / Kosovo Government from February 2009 until August 2012. CCC assisted in the organization and the articulation of the views of the communities and their members in relation to legislation, public policies and programs of special importance to them. In addition, this council provided a form for consultation and coordination amongst communities.

Muhamet was chairman of the CCC Working Group for issues related to Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo. He represented CCC at Technical Working Group / Office for Good Governance / Office of Prime minister. This mechanism was responsible for monitoring implementation, coordinating the implementation and reporting on the implementation of the strategy for integration of the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in Kosovo.

Muhamet was involved as expert/consultant in many activities/projects related to the inclusion of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities. He was actively involved in drafting the strategy for integration of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities 2009-2015. Muhamet was involved as we in designing the new strategy for inclusion of the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities 2017-2021. Muhamet was involved as an expert to design Local Action Plan for inclusion of Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian communities in municipality of Fushe Kosova.

During 2004-2005 Muhamet was member of the Democratic Political Party of Ashkali. He was one of the members of the Assembly of the members of the political party.

From 2000 – 2002 worked for OSCE in Fushe Kosova. Firstly, he worked as security guard and later on as driver and language assistant.

Muhamet played guitar professionally before 1999. Had band and played in concerts, weddings, bars, and composing music.