“I earned master degree in international cooperation and development from Italy, where I took a lot of courses related to PCM, socio-economics, gender, cooperation, research methods and M&E. In 2014, I earned another master in public policy from South Korea. In this master I studied different courses related to international policies which were implemented in different countries around the world. I also studied different cases about successful and failed projects and policies in different regions. In 2011, I earned a diploma in agribusiness from USA.
Regarding my experience, I’ve 6 years experience in project management. I have worked in different projects related to women empowerment, gender and youth. Most of the projects I’ve worked for were focusing on rural and marginalized areas. I work mainly in Egypt, but I also worked as a gender-inclusive approach consultant for a Tunisian NGO.
In 2014, I participated in The Civic Education and Co-existence Program which was organized by Goethe Institute in Cairo. It was a wonderful program because I learned a lot of tools I used later in my work in the development field. Adding my experience in project management to my expertise in gender and civic education has improved the quality of my work in development because I used my expertise in civic education to create an inclusive and participatory environment for the projects I implement. I always make sure that the community, stakeholders, partners and beneficiaries are included in all the project phases from designing to implementation and evaluation. This is the only way to guarantee the sustainability of the impact. I also use my knowledge about gender to make sure that gender is embedded and well recognized in all kinds of the projects we implement. “