Dr. Edita Đapo has been leading the Ministry of Tourism and Environment of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina since 2015. Having served as a Deputy Minister of Finance and Treasury for the two prior years, Minister Đapo has an in-depth understanding and first-hand experience fueling tourism-driven develop and growth with an eye to benefitting the local economy. In addition to her tourism portfolio, she also oversees federal environment portfolio, which includes some of Europe’s most pristine nature parks and rivers. Minister Edita Đapo holds a PhD in International Economics from Tohoku University in Japan and was professor and lecturer at several universities including the International University of Sarajevo, the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology and Tohoku University, Japan. Minister Đapo is the member of Association of International Economic Studies in Japan and the Center for Economic Development and Research of Bosnia and Herzegovina. She has been intensively involved in number of international cooperation projects and successfully led several of them, including: “Building Briges through Increased Economic Understanding”- US Government Special Fund; Work Ready Now”-USAID Partnership for Innovation; “Compact for Growth and Development”-EU Delegation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.