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BOLD Ac­tion: Build­ing Im­pact Lo­cally

BOLD Action is the beginning of a leadership movement for a better future in BiH.

The United States Embassy, in collaboration with Humanity in Action BiH and the U.S. organization Prismatic engages young leaders age 18-30 to hone their leadership skills in a 3-day intensive workshop that will be the launch of a nationwide leadership network called BOLD – BiH Omlandinski Lideri.

We want to source talented young leaders in local communities, partner with them, and support their radical creativity to drive a vision of sustainable communities forward. BOLD Action is the beginning of a leadership movement for a better future in BiH. The catalyst of this change lies in young leaders and professionals who have been exposed to societies and professional environments outside of Bosnia.

The current economic and political trends in Bosnia and Herzegovina are pushing its most productive population, youth aged 15 to 24, to leave the country in search for a more prosperous future. Numerous surveys confirm that youth leave not only because they are jobless and face precarious working conditions but are increasingly disillusioned about the future of the country and the region. A reversal of this trend will depend on all available resources being directed towards creating localized and visible changes to the quality of life in communities across the country.

This program will deliver insights, vision and skills to young leaders in an attempt to affect their personal transformation and use the tools available to empower them to embark on a journey of compassionate and community-oriented leadership to create social impact that lasts.

To harness this potential and multiply the effect of already existing professional and exchange programs, this leadership course will inspire young professionals to imagine a brighter future for their communities and to act towards achieving it.

  • Do you want to make a difference in your community?
  • Do you believe that one person’s bold action can inspire change in a whole community?
  • Are you willing to put in the time and dedication needed to transform dreams into impact?
  • If so, BOLD Action is a program that is about YOU.

You have questions? If so, please contact Selma Memagić, Project Coordinator at

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BOLD Action Program Agenda

  • Saturday, November 16

    Day 1 Explore

    Location: Sarajevo

    • Event Time:10:20 - 11:35

      Mission Writing Workshop - Debra Giunta

    • Event Time:12:35 - 14:05

      Strength finding, Leadership styles – Samira Nuhanović and Debra Giunta

    • Event Time: 14:05 - 14:20

      Team Roles – Samira Nuhanović

    • Event Time:14:50 - 16:40

      Design Thinking for Impact Workshop – Samira Nuhanović

  • Sunday, November 17

    Day 2 Experience


    • Event Time:9:00 - 11:00

      Are you hitting the target? – Anja Naraločnik

    • Event Time:11:00 - 12:00

      You think you need money for your entreprenurial idea? Think again. - Erna Šošević

    • Event Time:13:00 - 14:00

      Digital Marketing – Aida Memagić

    • Event Time:15:30 - 16:30

      Success on my own terms – Olmo Vlahovljak and Adnan Vehabović

  • Monday, November 18

    Day 3 Presentation of BOLD Activities and Pitching Event


    • Event Time:9:00 - 12:00

      Presentation & pitching skills - Marina Riđić

    • Event Time:13:00 - 14:00

      Independent work in teams

    • Event Time:14:00 - 14:30

      Pitching your idea - Level I

    • Event Time:18:00 - 19:00

      Pitching event

BOLD Action 2019/20

We are grateful for the generous support of:

This project was made possible through our partnership with: