Ghaida’ AlQudah

Fellowship year

2012 - 2013

Field

Civic Education - Development - Youth

Placement when a fellow

Partnership Coordinator - Lothan Youth Achievement Center (LoYAC)

Current employment &/or degree seeking

Youth Project Team Leader - Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)

Higher education

Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

Current country of residence

Jordan

Biography

Ghaida AlQudah has over five years of experience working with nonprofit organizations in the area of youth development and engagement with a focus on civic education and youth employability. She has actively participated in community development activities and campaigns; Ghaida worked on a youth-focused mass media campaign with UNESCO Amman Office and other national campaigns with UNFPA Youth Network in Jordan. Through her work she has facilitated around 100 sessions on democracy, human rights and conflict resolution. In addition, she has trained youth on advanced advocacy skills to influence the public discourse by well-organized grassroots campaigns.

Ghaida attended several trainings and workshops in the MENA region and Europe on the topic of civic engagement, debate, local governance and strategic planning. She is currently working at a youth empowerment program for crisis-affected Syrian youth in Jordan with an INGO, providing opportunities for youth to continue some form of education.

Ghaida endeavors to support youth to become active citizens, and to provide them with the knowledge and tools they need to contribute positively to their communities.