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    Mr. Todor Efremov is currently the executive director of the Foundation for Information Technology, a citizen’s information center, where he is implementing a series of projects which provide better services and stronger relations between local institutions and citizens.  One of these projects, the establishment of a foundation for supporting small business, was awarded 1st prize for the best project in Macedonia from the European Agency for Reconstruction in 2006.  He has worked for eight years in public administration as head of the local economic development sector in the Municipality of Kavadarci, a grape and wine producing region of Macedonia. He received a law degree from the University of St. Ciril & Methodius in Skopje During his fellowship year, Mr. Efremov will focus on strategies for government decentralization, local self  government, public service, small business and local economic development (particularly in wine producing regions), and human resources management.