Nada Drobnjak was born in Montenegro in 1963 and received her degree from the Faculty of Civil Engineering of the University of Montenegro. She served as MP in the Assembly of Montenegro from 2001 to 2002 as a member of the Social Democratic Party (DPS), initiated the establishment of the Assembly’s Committee on Gender Equality and was appointed first Chairman. She has also served as a member of the International Relations and European Integration Committee. From 2002 to 2006 she acted as delegate of Podgorica Municipal Assembly and in 2003 was appointed head of the Gender Equality Office of the Montenegrin government, a position she holds to this day. From 2010 to 2016 she served as member of the Parliamentary Committee on Stabilization and Association for the Assembly of Montenegro and the European Parliament. Bells Coalition Regional Project awarded her the title, “Respected Environment Ambassador”. Ms. Drobnjak is also a member of the Regional Women’s Lobby for Peace, Security and Justice (RWL) in South-East Europe and consults on gender-related issues for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict in Western Balkans. She has participated in number of conferences, seminars and round tables on human rights and gender equality.