Orkidea Xhaferaj is a knowledge advocate with extensive experience in the public, private and development sector in Albania and the WB6 region. Orkidea also acted as a mentor to youth, media, and small businesses, mostly in Albania, in regard to increasing participation in policy, improving communication and improving internal capacities, and access to finance and sustainability. She has an extensive mentoring and research experience, with Westminster Foundation for Democracy she took part in research on the role of Media and CSOs during crisis in Albania and she also leads an informal network focused on increasing women participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).