Besjana Hysa is graduated from the Faculty of Engineering Informatics at Polytechnic University of Tirana and works as Project and Office Manager at Albanian Institute of Science. During this time she has been working on promoting Transparency through Data by monitoring and analyzing the information on everything related to public expenditures in Albania and implementing digital platforms that provide information to citizens. She has been engaged in project as :
• Open Spending Albania platform where citizens, through several applications, can get information on everything related to public expenditures. Services offered to the public include : monitoring of the state treasury;online tax calculation; money map and budget.
• Za´Lart Albania – Raise Voices Albania project, with the slogan Make Election Count, ICT for fair Election. This project created an open source platform, web, and app, for the 2013 and 2015 elections, where citizens could report on election-related problems.
She is currently involved in the following projects:
• “Money, Government and Politics” project for publishing data about assets, incomes and expenditures declared by high level officials in politics and judiciary system.
• Electoral Spending project that contains data and analyses on electoral campaign expenditures .
• Open Local Government Procurements Albania a new project for the 61 Local Government Units in Albania. The portal aims at opening data about procurement, tenders, and public contracts.