Egypt

The American University in Cairo

MISSION

Serve as the leading provider of knowledge and resources for strengthening philanthropic practice in the Arab region.

Rola Tarek

Rola Tarek

Program Coordinator, University Civic Engagement

Graduated with a B.Sc. in Political Science from Cairo University in 2010, Rola decided to pursue a career where she can have an impact and be part of the change in Egypt and the region. She recently joined the Gerhart Center in the American University in Cairo, where she is coordinating Civic Engagement Programs, and on top of them is Lazord Academy for Civic Leadership, Egypt’s chapter. She has experience in community mobilization projects, coordinating mentoring programs for young leaders, leading communications and outreach efforts and managing campaigns. Most importantly, she has a passion for writing and travelling!

Nada Bahgat

Nada Bahgat

Lazord Fellowship Program Specialist

Moved by the Egyptian Uprising in 2011, Nada decided to study political science to get in-depth exposure to her community needs and aspirations. Throughout her university experience, she found purpose in working with youth and on topics of civic education and engagement through several platforms. She joined the Gerhart Center in 2018 and is responsible for the Egyptian Chapter of the Lazord Fellowship. In this role, she finds meaning through creating learning experiences for youth to explore, grow, and blossom. Nada has a strong passion for the arts, especially filmmaking, writing, social science, and traveling.

Jordan

INJAZ

MISSION

To inspire and prepare youth to become productive members of their society and accelerate the development of the national economy.

Thuria Ibrahim

Thuria Ibrahim

Employment Program Officer

Thuria Ibrahim is the Employment Program Officer, coordinating the Lazord Fellowship at INJAZ Jordan. Thuria is a passionate and energetic young woman always keen to improve the quality of the program. Previously, Thuria was the Course Education Assistant Officer for three years, a position in which she was in charge of all operations and delivery of INJAZ curricula in schools in the Mid Area in addition to managing all volunteers.

Tunisia

UTIL

MISSION

Founded in 2011, UTIL is dedicated to engaging youth and women in public life, fighting government corruption, and ensuring economic opportunity for youth as a means to combat radicalization.

Moez Ali

Moez Ali

President

Tunisian civil society key actor focusing on Human Rights, countering violent extremism and corruption. Co-Founder and President of “Union of independent Tunisian for freedom” (UTIL) created after the Tunisian uprising which played a central role in the national democratic transition. UTIL worked very closely with youth, women and regional NGO’s on democratic awareness, citizenship awareness and involvement of women and youth in the public life. Moez Ali is also the founder of the Tunisian Association Front, coordinator of Tunisian civil coalition against corruption and coordinator of the Tunisian civil coalition against terrorism. He was awarded a certificate of completion for the Strategic management of NGO leaders Program, in 2015, from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Executive Education. He is the General Manager of “MA & Consulting” since 2005. Moez Ali also held positions in the US government administration and private companies.