Deputy Mayor of Tirana, Albania
Arbjan Mazniku the Deputy Mayor of Tirana since August 2015. Previously he was the Minister of Education and Sports since October 2013 till August 2015, the Executive Director of Agenda Institute, a think-tank in Tirana that undertakes research and analysis on public policies in Albania, particularly in the fields of good governance, European integration and economic and social development.
Prior to taking up this responsibility in January 2008, Arbjan worked for MJAFT! (Enough! in English), Albania’s most successful civic movement that grew out of a youth movement. MJAFT seeks to achieve a well-governed Albania with active citizens, strong communities and a positive image in the world.
Between 2005 and 2007, Arbjan was Policy Director at MJAFT, and between 2003 and 2005, he was MJAFT’s Communications Director.
Before joining MJAFT, Arbjan ran the Albanian National Debate Association for three years, coordinating the debate programmes of Albania’s universities and high schools.