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Abeer SheikhhasanPalestinian Territories
Abeer Sheikhasan earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics Applied to Economics from Birzeit University in Palestine in 2012. Three years later, Abeer earned a Master’s degree in Statistics Applied to Economics from the same university,. She also had the opportunity to experience teaching in a private basic school for about three months, and research assistance in her university for another three months. Immediately after that, she became a government employee at the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics as a statistician, where she currently works. As a government employee at the National Statistical Office of Palestine, she participated in many international training courses: including in Belgium, Turkey, Lebanon, Kuwait, and Japan. She learned intensively in the field of statistical analysis in support of inclusive development policies and price indices, and moderately in data science and big data techniques for official statistics. During her amazing experience in Japan, she learned R programming as a new tool for data analysis and she conveyed that knowledge by conducting several training courses for her colleagues.
Current Organization: Statistician at Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics
Amira Saber is Partner and CMO at Achimar Consulting. Amira is a Professional Certified Trainer from the American University in Cairo. She received her MBA in Marketing from ESLSCA Business School and was a regional marketer at Medtronic, the largest manufacturing company of medical devices worldwide. Her endless passion towards developing people led her to cooperate with different entities and multinationals like UNICEF, Samsung, CEDO, Ain Shams University, and Cairo University to provide training to more than 4,000 students, recent graduates, and professionals. Amira an American Express Leadership Academy Fellow. She has in depth experience in policy making, analysis, and communication. Amira delivers marketing for start-ups and social entrepreneurship trainings in different European countries through Erasmus Mundus programs and is currently responsible for the marketing and communications strategy for one of the largest local NGOs in the field of child and maternal health. She recently graduated from Ashoka’s Visionary program, which enables social entrepreneurs to gain the skills needed to master both entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial challenges and to generate social impact. She is a member of the Coordination Committee of Party’s Youth Leaders and Politicians, a leading political entity that empowers youth from different political streams and backgrounds to be part of political decision making process in Egypt.
Current Organization: Partner and CMO at Achimar Consulting
Bashar TimrazPalestinian Territories
Bashar Timraz has eight years of experience in the nonprofit and government sectors. Bashar earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administrations from Al-Quds Open University in Palestine. Bashar has diverse work experience in administration, coordination, security, reporting, and project management. In his current role as Operations Coordinator in the Field Security and Risk Management at the United Nations for Relief & Work Agency (UNRWA), he provides emergency response to around 13,000 staff members working in 300 UNRWA installations, guarantees a safe work environment for the UNRWA employees, follows up and reports all security incidents as needed, and organizes and maintains security files on all issues related to assessments, security plans, and more. Through his work with UNRWA, Bashar works with staff from different backgrounds, experiences, and working styles. Thus, he has developed strong communication, teamwork, risk-management and problem-solving skills. Previously, Bashar worked at the Ministry of Detainees and Ex-detainees Affairs in the projects and planning department, and was responsible for preparing the Ministry’s projects, operational plans, and reports. Working with the government has enabled him to develop report writing skills, strategic thinking, and communication skills, along with the ability to organize media events. Bashar is particularly looking to challenge himself and learn new things focusing on the topics of humanitarian, operations, and economic development.
Current Organization: Operations Coordinator at United Nations for Relief & Work Agency (UNRWA)
Ibrahim Abdullatief AshourPalestinian Territories
Ibrahim Abdullatief Ashour is a Senior Program Manager at Save Youth Future Society. Ibrahim is valued for his strong strategic, financial, and leadership talents with success in directing a diversified portfolio of community assistance, basic education, economic development, humanitarian relief, and recovery programs. He brings over eight years of experience and a wealth of expertise in strategic planning, program planning and implementation, cross-functional leadership, project management, and operations management. Ibrahim is also skilled in human resources development, resource utilization, organizational development, and financial management. Ibrahim is recognized for his deep understanding of human rights and UN Sustainable development Goals. He brings this knowledge into practice through effective management of SYFS ongoing projects in education and poverty reduction, and by foreseeing potential sectors of support in the labor market to allocate best opportunities for youth development. He contributes to program development, fundraising, communication and reporting to different partners and donors including USAID, CRS, Save the Children, UNICEF, OCHA, EU, UNFPA, and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
Current Organization: Senior Program Manager at Save Youth Future Society
Kholoud JwefilPalestinian Territories
Kholoud Jwefil is a 25-year-old Palestinian social activist. After Kholoud completed her study in English language and literature, she became involved in social change. Kholoud works as a Program Coordinator at AISHA, a women’s rights organization in her country. In this role, she is responsible for coordinating humanitarian and developmental projects, including projects focusing on women’s rights, gender equality, social justice, mental health, economic empowerment for women, and encouraging men to shift their perspectives and promote women’s rights. Kholoud also has substantial experience in leading advocacy campaigns in her community defending women and children rights through social crises. Kholoud has volunteered for two years in the American corner in Gaza as trainer and group facilitator. In addition to her experiences in the field of coordination and women’s rights, she also has leadership, fundraising and team work, and translation skills.
Current Organization: Program Coordinator at Aisha Association for Woman and Child Protection
Lisa Indah Wijayani has over seven years of working experience in the nonprofit sector under the areas of social and economic empowerment and environmental sustainability. Upon receiving the British government scholarship, she pursued a Master’s degree in Ecological Economics from the University of Edinburgh. While studying, she took part in field research in South Africa to resolve sustainability and social economic problems in the local community. Previously, Lisa had served at various public institutions to foster policy development in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. Her professional experiences include: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Consultant at the Asian Development Bank (ADB); Network Manager at the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN); and Officer for Enterprise Development and Stakeholder Engagement at the ASEAN Secretariat. For the last two years, Lisa has been passionate about the issue of green jobs in the deployment of renewable energy and circular economy. Currently, she is leading green economy programs to accelerate low carbon transition at the Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR), a think-tank that undertakes research and advocacy in the fields of energy and environment. She is also a founder of “Kelas Motivasi”, an online platform which provides capacity building for Indonesian youth to study overseas with scholarships, and a co-founder of “Salur Switchers,” which aims to promote sustainable business practices.
Current Organization: Program Manager for Green Economy at Institute for Essential Services Reform (IESR)
Lusanda Magwape is an admitted Attorney who holds a Master’s degree in Commercial Law from the University of Cape Town. Lusanda’s passion for education and youth empowerment led her to found the Dream Factory Foundation in 2011, an award-winning organization that empowers young people through education, equipping them with skills and creating meaningful opportunities to become active citizens living purpose-driven lives. She is also a Cordes Fellow, an AU/EU Cooperation Hub Youth Expert, a Facebook Community Leader Fellow, and Facebook Certified Community Manager.
Current Organization: CEO of Dream Factory Foundation
Melaine Nyuyfoni NsaikilaCameroon
Nsaikila Melaine Nyuyfoni is an economist and data analyst with a penchant for evidence-informed policymaking. Melaine earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics at the University of Buea, Cameroon in 2010 and a Master of Arts degree in Economics at Western Illinois University as a Fulbright Scholar in 2015. He has over eight years of experience in the nonprofit and research sectors. Prior to commencing his graduate studies in the U.S., Melaine worked as a Program Analyst at CENDEP, Limbe in Cameroon. Following his graduate studies, Melaine joined the Nkafu Policy Institute in Cameroon as a Senior Policy Analyst and Economic Research Lead, where he authored the survey on governance in Cameroon. After 2 years at the Nkafu Policy Institute, Melaine joined the African Union Commission (AUC) in Addis Ababa as a Researcher, working principally on Status of the African Youth Report (SoAYR) and later the Institut Pan-Africain pour l’Education pour Développement (IPED) projects at the Department of Human Resources, Science, and Technology. Currently, Nsaikila Melaine serves as Senior Data Analyst for Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa where he leads efforts to contextualize the Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Teaching and Learning Toolkit in the Lake Chad basin context. Melaine’s competencies include project management, policy analysis, quantitative and qualitative research, and programming for data analysis. In addition to his Master’s degree, Melaine is a Certified Base Programmer for SAS 9 and an IBM Data Science Professional Certificate holder.
Current Organization: Senior Data Analyst at Effective Basic Services (eBASE) Africa