Bojan Francuz is a Program Officer at the Center on International Cooperation on the Pathfinders for Peaceful, Just and Inclusive Societies team. Bojan is supporting the work of a political task force to halve global violence and deliver on the promise of SDG16+, and in particular SDG16.1 (to significantly reduce all forms of violence everywhere), and assisting in management of two cross-regional networks, Gender Equality Network on Small Arms Control and Peace in Our Cities.
Bojan’s experience spans multilateral policy development and design, stakeholder engagement, and research support and monitoring at a local level and in multilateral context. Prior to joining CIC, he established a social impact organization called CityInclusive, with a focus on cities, technology, and inclusion in Canada. In parallel, he served as a Futurist-in-Residence at the Institute for Urban Futures at Concordia University in Montréal. For three years, Bojan also worked as a policy advisor at the UN in New York on political, security, and disarmament affairs at the Permanent Missions of Liechtenstein and Ireland. He got his career start as a community organizer working with immigrant and undocumented communities Chicago.
Bojan is a graduate of St. Norbert College with an honors degree in political science and international affairs, and currently a part-time student at NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service specializing in international public and non-profit management and policy. Bojan is also a Humanity in Action Senior Fellow and Jeanne Sauvé Foundation Public Leadership Fellow.