Ohoud Wafi

Fellowship year

2012 - 2013

Field

Development - Research

Placement when a fellow

Coordinator (The Young Innovators Awards Program) - Nahdet el Mahrousa

Current employment &/or degree seeking

Field Researcher - Mosharka Maarefeya (Funded research project by Misr El Kheir Foundation)

Higher education

Master's degree in Comparative politics - Saint Joseph University of Bei

Current country of residence

Egypt

Biography

Ohoud Wafi is a young Egyptian researcher with a degree in Economics and Political Sciences from Cairo University and holds a Master’s degree in Comparative Politics, from Saint Joseph University in Beirut. Her master’s thesis was on “The search for alternative political and social tribunes in Egypt after 2011 – Case Study: Coworking Spaces”.

Ohoud was a fellow at the John D. Gerhard Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement at the American University in Cairo in 2012/2013, as a part of the Lazord Fellowship program, from where she started her career in the civil society and R&D sector in Egypt. Nahdet El-Mahrousa was her first home and door to understanding the importance of having an effective role in the Civil society.

Now, she is a host-researcher at CEDEJ (Egypt) and also working for “Al-Mosharka – Misr El-Kheir Foundation”, where her work focus on the documentation and the archiving of the life of the Beja nomad tribes in the South of Egypt. Ohoud is developing now her PhD’s proposal and she wishes to start her PhD officially next September.