Kristi Çina is one of the founding officers and the incumbent president of United Nations Association Albania (UNAA). Since 2016, he has contributed to shaping the organizational architecture of UNAA and its youth chapter as well as the vision and programmatic work of the association.
Kristi counts around 6-years of professional experience in different sectors such as legal consultancy (Deloitte Legal Sh.p.k), international organizations (the OSCE Presence in Albania) and non-profit organizations (UNAA). During his on-going dynamic career, he has worked on projects related to youth empowerment, gender issues, civil society, rule of law and the sustainable development goals. Kristi is also the founder and manager of the Albanian Youth Delegates to the UN Programme (UNYD) and has served as a youth adviser within the National Delegation of the Republic of Albania to UNESCO’s 40th General Conference.
In recognition of his contribution to the civic space in Albania, he was invited in 2019 to participate in the International Visitor Leadership Programme – the U.S. Department of State’s premier professional exchange program – on “Youth and Civic Engagement” and in 2020 was selected “WFUNA Young Leader of the Year” by the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA).
Kristi is a member of the UN Youth Advisory Board in Albania and the Commission for Sustainable Development and Integrity (established by ICC Albania). He is fluent in English, Italian and Romanian.