Core team

Bardhyl Jashari

Ambassador / Local Group Lead

Bardhyl Jashari is the director of Metamorphosis Foundation (Macedonia). His professional interests are mainly in the sphere of new technologies, media, civic activism, e­government and participation. Previously he worked as Information Program Coordinator of the Foundation Open Society – Macedonia. In both capacities, he has run national and international­scope projects, involving tight cooperation with other international organizations, governmental bodies, the business and the civic sector. He is a member of the National Council for Information Society of Macedonia and National Expert for Macedonia of the UN World Summit Award. In the past he was a member of the Task Force for National Strategy for Information Society Development and served as a commissioner at the Agency for Electronic Communication (2005­2011). Bardhyl holds a master degree at Paris 12 University­Faculty of Public Administration (France) and an Information System Designer Degree from University of Zagreb (Croatia).

Bardhyl is part of the School of Data steering committee.




Dona Dzambaska

Core member

Dona obtained her bachelor degree in environmental engineering at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje and the University of Florence (Italy). At the moment she is doing her master studies in eco-informatics at the Faculty of Computer Science and Engineering (FINKI) in Skopje. She is part of the project team of Metamorphosis, where she has worked for several years as a program assistant on various projects related to open data, good governance, online activism, freedom of expression, human rights on the internet etc. She was the School of Data Fellow in Macedonia in 2015. Dona is also an active contributor and member of the Global Voices Online community. In her free time she does photography.

Goran Rizaov

Core member

Goran Rizaov is a data-journalist with several years of experience in investigative journalism. He holds a Bachelor degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from the St Cyril and Methodious University in Skopje, Macedonia and more than seven years of experience in working as a reporter. He was a Professional Development Year fellow in 2011/2012 studying data journalism, precision journalism and online media at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, ASU, Phoenix, Arizona. He was also a part of the 2013 Balkan Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence. His responsibilities in the Metamorphosis Foundation include Open data related projects as well as data analysis and data visualisations. Goran is also an active member of the Global Voices online community.