Jovan Kljajić

2024 IVLP Impact Award Project: Empowering the Future: Importance of Cybersecurity Awareness Among Youth in MontenegroMontenegro

Jovan Kljajić is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in the field of information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure management. Since 2023 he has served as Montenegro’s Ministry of Public Administration Head of the System Department Infrastructure. In that capacity, he leads a team responsible for the design, implementation, and maintenance of the organization's ICT infrastructure. With a proven track record of leadership and innovation, he has played a pivotal role in designing, implementing, and managing strong ICT systems to support organizational objectives. In 2022, as a member of the Cyber Attack Suppression Operational Team, Jovan took the lead in identifying, analyzing, and mitigating cyber threats targeting the Government of Montenegro. 

IVLP Impact Award Project: Empowering the Future: Importance of Cybersecurity Awareness Among Youth in Montenegro

The project educates and empowers young people in Montenegro about cybersecurity. Through targeted awareness campaigns and educational programs, the project will raise awareness about online risks, teach best practices for staying safe online, and equip youth with the skills needed to navigate the digital world responsibly. By fostering a culture of cybersecurity awareness and education, Jovan hopes to empower 500 Montenegrin youth to protect themselves and others from cyber threats and contribute positively to the digital society. 

“By investing in cybersecurity awareness and education for youth, we can help build a safer and more secure digital future for Montenegro and beyond.” - Jovan Kljajić 

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Jovan participated in the IVLP Project Cybersecurity Capacity Building organized by the U.S. Department of State and Meridian International Center, in partnership with Global Ties San Francisco. 

Jovan’s exchange experience led to the development of his project: “My experience during the IVLP program has expanded my horizons and empowered me with knowledge crucial for effectively addressing the challenges of the digital age. I intend to utilize this valuable knowledge to transform the cybersecurity landscape in my country.” 

“Thanks to the IVLP program, I am inspired to raise awareness and educate young people about the importance of cybersecurity through educational workshops and seminars, thereby contributing to a safer digital environment in our country.”– Jovan Kljajić 

U.S. Communities Visited

San Francisco, CA; Washington, DC 

Country: Montenegro

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