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Dragana Mileusnić

Southeast Europe Program Director

Brussels, Belgium

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Dragana Mileusnić Dragana is Southeast Europe Program Director at The Nature Conservancy. © Ciril Jazbec

Areas of Expertise

Freshwater protection and restoration, renewable energy, and related policy in the Western Balkans

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Dragana Mileusnić is Southeast Europe Program Director at The Nature Conservancy, where she leads a team working to protect the Western Balkans’ most valuable rivers and accelerate the transition to renewable energy across the region. She has built strategic partnerships with key governemtal agencies, research institutes and NGOs, leading to partnerships such as United for Rivers—a multi-stakeholder initiative to protect 13 rivers across the region—and a project in collaboration with the Croatian government to map the country’s low-impact solar and wind potential.

Based in Brussels for the past decade, she has worked to influence European climate and energy policies, as part of TNC, as well as in her previous role as the energy policy coordinator for the Western Balkans at Climate Action Network Europe.

A native of Belgrade, Serbia, she previosly worked for the Southeast Europe office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation, as well as with the Institute for Enterpreneurship and Economic Development in Podgorica, Montengro. A geographer by training, Dragana holds a master of science in environmental change and management from the University of Oxford, UK.

When not working, Dragana prefers spending her time swimming the waters of the Adriatic Sea or exploring the forests and rivers of the Western Balkans.

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