Nada Mohamed is an international development practitioner, with six years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Nada earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of Al Neelain in Sudan and a Master’s degree of Science in International Development from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom. She undertook her Master’s thesis on the impact of social norms and displacement in exacerbating women’s vulnerability to violence. In doing so, she spent three weeks at the Rohingya refugee camps, interviewing women and girls of various ages and abilities, using qualitative approaches of key informant’s interviews, focus groups, and case studies. As Donor Services and Communication Coordinator, she managed the donor’s biannual reports and communication with various stakeholders within the project. Nada has been working with the British Council in Sudan for four years. As a Program Coordinator, she led research projects and liaised with various divisions, managed the reporting schedule, and participated in project cycles from initiation to closure. Nada has also been actively engaged with the equality, diversity, and inclusion team. She initiated the first internship for people with disabilities and contributed in building a network of community-based organizations and government entities representing PWDs. Through these experiences, she developed strong project coordination, implementation, and research skills. Nada enjoys focusing on topics of refugee and humanitarian relief, disability rights, and women rights.
Hiba SalihSudan (Host: AAMC)
Hiba is a Medically Trained Public/Global Health Professional with National/International experience designing and managing health, SDoH, youth, education interventions and projects in underserved communities and limited resource post conflict setting. Hiba worked with US based international NGOs for +10 years like GHETS in Providence, RI allocating grants to advance Community Oriented Primary Care COPC medical education and medical services in Sub-Saharan Africa and the MENA region; and as an Atlas Corps Fellow at AAMC in Washington, DC, later as a MENA program specialist/advisor establishing and facilitating medical students’ mobility to advance global medical education and capacity building for medical schools’ faculty. Hiba worked also with the IRC in Baltimore, MD managing their health and youth programs aimed at integrating refugees in to Baltimore’s community and increasing access and utilization of services/benefits. Hiba worked with Fazko Education in Owings Mill, MD advancing their health projects. Hiba’s background includes coordinating care for national and international patients at hospitals like Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, MD and Children’s National Hospital Center in Washington, DC. Hiba was the assistant of the Election Analysist Expert at the EUEOMIS during Sudan’s 2009 Elections. Hiba also has experience with international radio and television media agencies designing messages and reporting political and social news like Mango Media System, Ramattan News Agency and Nile International TV. Hiba has a MD and MPH equivalent US credentials and is currently working with LISC, a Community Development Financial Institution, managing their SDoH and Safety programs in Charlotte, NC.
Host Organization: AAMC Association of American Medical Colleges
Duaa Elfadil AdamSudan (Host: MetroLab Network)
Duaa Elfadil is a social entrepreneur, web designer and social media specialist with four years of experiences in web designing and social media management. Duaa is passionate about using technology innovations to solve chronic social problems. Her interest in youth empowerment inspired her to join YALI R LC East Africa where she expanded her network throughout the continent. Dua also later joined Shabab Gadir, a national leadership development program. Currently, Duaa is leading two startups project, acting as Founder and CEO of the social enterprise My Academic Platform (MAP), a professional development platform that compiles different professional development opportunities targeting Sudanese and African youth professionals. She is also the Founder and Web Solutions and Digital Marketing Manager at Zonilus Tech Solutions, which provides digital services for different sectors. Leading regional and national initiatives, Duaa co-founded and designed the website of Kush Sudan; the first Sudanese digital initiative that aims to reflect a positive image about Sudan. She is also leading A MORAN (The Great I AM), an initiative and movement around Africa founded by a `group of YALI RLC East Africa Alumni aiming to empower and transform African youth.
Host Org: MetroLab Network
Fellow role at MetroLab Network
Duaa will serve as a Project Coordinator, working on content and exploratory research, supporting MetroLab’s Annual Summit, and assisting with website development.
Mohammed Seifeldin Abdalla(Host: Susan G. Komen for the Cure)
Mohammed has over three years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Khartoum and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Medical Sciences and Technology. Mohammed was the National Officer on Research Exchange and President of the Medical Students International Network (MedSIN–Sudan), an NGO which represents the future physicians of Sudan worldwide. After joining graduate school, Mohammed and his colleagues founded the Rebuilding Reproductive and Child Health Systems in Post Conflict Settings Initiative (ReReCHI) which is an official partner of the WHO Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research. During that time, he also worked in post-conflict southern Sudan and was the head of Training and Capacity Building for the ReReCHI. Throughout the year, he conducted research that supported evidence-based health systems decisions and policies for health sector planners, analysts, policymakers, program designers, and other stakeholders. He also trained people ranging from illiterate women to PhD students in post-conflict southern Sudan. Due to great success of the initiative, the University of Medical Sciences and Technology formed the Reproductive and Child Health Research Unit, which is the first of its kind in Sudan. Mohammed also worked on projects for UNICEF and the EU mission in Sudan.
Host Organization: Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Zuhal Ahmed FadlSudan (Host: Oxfam America)
Zuhal has eight years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and earned a Bachelor’s of General Science degree from the University of Juba in Sudan. While working as a monitoring and evaluation officer for Norwegian Church Aid (NCA) under a multi-donor funded emergency program, she helped to expose the myriad of problems facing internally displaced women and girls in the southern and central Darfur IDP camps. Her commitment to grassroots development and down-to-earth approach established confidence and trust among the IDP women to confide her with their problems. Previously, she worked for CARE International in Sudan in an operations role. Zuhal also worked for World Vision (WV) Darfur program as an administrative assistant. Zuhal is a member of World Plus network and has published articles about situation of women in Darfur. Through these experiences, she developed solid project cycle management skills. Zuhal´s area of focus is on women and children and has a very strong passion for the girl child.
Host Organization: Oxfam America
Role at Host Organization: At Oxfam America, Zuhal will serve as the Gender Justice Thematic Support Fellow, and will support and contribute to Oxfam America’s gender justice program and policy work. She will work towards advancing OA’s gender-thematic areas through assistance in building staff capacity in gender, expanding the gender portfolio, and achieving a more rigorous and practical integration of gender work into programs systems.
Suzan AbdallahSudan (Host: EGPAF)
Suzan has four years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from Ahfad University for Women and a Master’s degree in Public Health and Tropical Medicine from the University of Medical Sciences and Technology in Sudan. She is internationally certified in disaster management from Hamad Medical Corporation, Qatar, and received formal training in project management, advocacy, and leadership. Suzan is currently a consultant for the Non-Communicable Disease Center, providing input to the development of the work plans and projects, research designs and field research guidelines. She has worked as a technical officer for Health Alliance International providing technical support to the Sudan National STI/AIDS program for ten months. She worked closely with the Ministry of Health conducting operational research to improve and reform the HIV/AIDS prevention policies. Suzan also worked as research assistant for UNFPA Sudan in the HIV/AIDS and the gender empowerment departments. She conducted and internationally presented studies on female genital mutilation and Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) of HIV. Additionally, she worked as research assistant for Saudi Acute Care Co. Ltd, an independent research institution specialized in innovative health research and solutions. Suzan was the president of Ahfad Medical Students Association for two consecutive years, and represented medical students in many national and international conferences. During her undergraduate years, she interned for Global Fund/UNDP Sudan and worked as a project coordinator for AEDAS, a national nonprofit organization that works in raising HIV/AIDS awareness. Suzan has resided in both South and North Sudan, which has enhanced her strong interest and ability for working in post-conflict settings. She is especially interested in innovative health solutions, reproductive health, and health policy.
Host Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Role at Host Organization: Suzan will serve as the Senior Research Officer and work within the research department under the VP of Research to achieve the Foundation’s goal of advancing research that enhances the prevention, care and treatment of Pediatric HIV/AIDS. The Senior Research Officer will contribute to idea conception, proposal submission, protocol development, personnel training, study implementation, and data management and analysis. In addition, she will contribute to the training and mentoring of research staff globally.
Randa OsmanSudan (Host: CARE)
Randa has eight years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Khartoum, and a Master’s degree in International Economics, Finance, and Development from University of Surrey. In her current role with the British Council, she was central to the rapidly developing nature of British Council operations in both Sudan and South Sudan over the last three years. Among her main responsibilities are financial management, financial planning, risk management, and context analysis as well as providing support to countries in the Sudan cluster. She has developed strong managerial skills and experience in the area of human resources. She is looking forward to an opportunity that will allow her to directly contribute towards economic development projects. She is also equally keen on gaining advanced managerial and leadership skills that will help in progressing her career and enhancing the scope of work that she can deliver in the future. She enjoys travel and enjoys working in a diverse environment.
Host Organization: CARE
Role at Host Organization: Randa will support CARE International’s efforts to appropriately position the organization in a global context by providing direct support to the Head of Advocacy. Additionally, she’ll play an integral role in promoting effective fiscal oversight by preparing financial and fundraising pipeline information to CARE’s Senior Management team.
Neimat Abubaker-AbasSudan (Host: Women for Women International)
Neimat has four years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Juba University and a Master’s degree in Gender and Governance from Ahfad University for Women in Sudan. Her research focused on women’s political participation at local level. Formerly, she worked as a Program Officer at Nidaa Training and Research Center. She also worked as a Human Rights Workshop Facilitator and Program Coordinator at the Group for Economic, Social, and Culture Rights Studies. Neimat was an active member in the leadership of the Students Association and other political and civil society organizations for several years. Neimat has gained excellent skills in working with university students in organizing political campaigns, raising public awareness about civil rights, and building democratic organizations and institutions. She was Deputy Chairperson of the Student Association from 2003 to 2004, and was the Head of the Female Student Office, from 2004 to2005. Neimat worked as volunteer with women who suffer from fistula at Khartoum Hospital. Neimat is an active politician as she was candidate for the National Parliament in 2009, and she became President of the Leadership Council of the New Forces Democratic Movement as the youngest female political leader.
Host Organization: Women for Women International (WFWI)
Role at Host Organization: Neimat will contribute to research and development of a common curriculum for the Men’s Engagement Program, including a focus on how Islam respects women’s rights. She will also contribute to preparation of a strategic priority on health services for women enrolled in the WfWI program and participate in annual and strategic planning activities, research and evaluation activities, and other program planning tasks.
Nabeel Mohamed BiajoSudan (Host: Voice of America)
Nabeel has three years of nonprofit experience focusing on elections, public health, and youth development. He earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Sudan University of Science and Technology. As an interpreter with the Carter Center’s International Election and Referendum Observation Mission in Sudan, he accompanied international election observers monitoring voter registration and polling centers in South Kurdufan state’s electoral process. Previously, Nabeel worked with a team of Carter Center conflict resolution experts to survey the town of Kadugli, South Kurdufan prior to the Referendum on South Sudan’s independence. After attending a workshop on AIDS and other STDs, Nabeel has volunteered to advance health education and promote adolescent reproductive health awareness with UNICEF and the Center for HIV/AIDS in Sudan. He participated in a campaign visiting different high schools and universities to hold seminars and talks on the subject. Additionally, Nabeel served as a volunteer English teacher for adults and kids at several institutes including the English Cultural Center, Future Leaders Primary School, and Sudan International Grammar School in Khartoum. Through these experiences, he developed an understanding of how NGOs function and strong project coordination and implementation skills. Nabeel is particularly passionate about gender issues, environment, and youth empowerment.
Host Organization: Voice of America
Role at Host Organization: Nabil will be working with VOA staff to identify and research stories in Sudan and South Sudan that are of interest to our audience, and will be called up to conduct interviews. He will expand his skills in journalistic and storytelling and put together his own radio pieces. In addition, Nabil will be supporting the editorial process for a daily radio program.
May Abd ElnasirSudan (Host: Voice of America)
May has three years of experience in the nonprofit sector, and has worked as a volunteer at many organizations in both Egypt and Sudan. May holds a Bachelor’s degree of Computer Science from Modern Academy in Cairo, and she is completing her Master’s degree in Gender and Development. In 2011, May worked in the Cairo Institute for Human Right Studies (CIHRS) as a researcher and working in media monitoring for the Egyptian Parliament Election. May has significant experience collecting and analyzing data in accordance required formats, preparing and writing daily reports and bulletins being produced by the Media Monitoring Center, and preparing and submitting regular qualitative reports to the Monitoring Specialist as requested. In 2010, May worked in the Sudanese Development Initiative (SUDIA) as a researcher and in media monitoring in the Referendum of Sudan and the Election of South Kordufan. May also attends conferences and workshops to cover for her reports at the Referendum, and she has met many leaders from South Sudan including Luka Abyong. In 2010, she worked as a presenter on radio and TV outlets in Sudan and Egypt to discuss many Sudanese social and cultural issues, and in 2009, May worked at the American University in Cairo as research assistant in the political science department.
Host Organization: Voice of America
Role at Host Organization: May will be working with VOA staff to identify and research stories in Sudan and South Sudan that are of interest to our audience, and will be called up to conduct interviews. She will expand her skills in journalistic and storytelling and put together her own radio pieces. In addition, May will be supporting the editorial process for a daily radio program.
Maisoon Ibrahim-AteemSudan (Host: EGPAF)
Maisoon has five years of experience in the nonprofit sector. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in medical laboratory technology from Sudan University of Science and Technology with advanced expertise in microscopic malariology. This medical background has provided her with the foundation to work in different medical fields and related programs. In addition, being a citizen of Darfur, she gained extensive experience in humanitarian, protection, and human rights issues of disadvantaged communities, particularly reproductive and health rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs). Her experience covers peer education, women and children’s health, rural development, and conflict resolution. She worked for various nonprofits and private laboratories where she was involved in coordination, planning, monitoring and evaluation of different programs focusing on the training of youth and medical personnel. As a master trainer for UNFPA under the Youth Peer project, she helped implement their outreach programs, including those held in collaboration with the Sudan National AIDS Control Programme (SNAP). Currently with UNAMID, the training focuses more on HIV and AIDS, against the backdrop of protection of civilians in the community.
Host Organization: Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation (EGPAF)
Role at Host Organization: Maisoon will serve as the Strategic Information and Evaluation Officer, and will work within the EGPAF Strategic Information and Evaluation (SI&E) Unit to achieve the Foundation’s goal of advancing evidence program management in order to eliminate pediatric HIV/AIDS thru various integrated HIV prevention, care and treatment programs. She will compliment and support the various activities of the global SI&E team in providing the technical backstopping support as well as enhancing capacities of the global team members in various practical and field based HIV prevention, care, treatment and promotion activities.
Mosab AhmedSudan (Host: Atlas Corps)
“Mosab has seven years of experience with Finance and Administration in the nonprofit sector. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Khartoum in Sudan, and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Bahari University in Sudan. Mosab most recently worked with United Nation Development Program at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) as Administrative Associate. He also has worked as Finance and Administrative Assistant with Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in the Food Security and Capacity Building Program. He previously worked as Finance Officer for HIV/AIDS Prevention and Income Generation Activities for a female sex workers project at the JASMAR Human Security Organization in Sudan. At UNDP, Mosab supported the administration and implementation of GFATM projects. Previously, at the JASMAR organization, he contributed to building the capacity of 27 local nonprofit organizations, focusing in fund management and financial reports. Mosab helped reduce the HIV/AIDS levels in the targeted areas by providing technical support and developing strong tools for effective and efficient monitoring of the project budget. Mosab has played key roles in the success of HIV/AIDS – And Income Generation Activities for a female sex workers project, which encouraged donors to allocate more funds for this project. Though these experiences, he developed strong financial resource management and financial control skills. He hopes to have the opportunity to use his current studies and acquired skills to become a specialist in non-profit organization finance and administrative management.
Host Organization: Atlas Corps
Role at Host Organization: Reporting directly to the Controller and also assisting the Chief Operating Officer, Mosab Ahmed will work hand in hand in the daily oversight of the accounting and finance functions in the organization, including liaising between Atlas Corps staff and other Fellows on behalf of the accounting department.