Israa Attia

Israa Attia

Fellowship year

2015 - 2016


Human Rights - Youth Development

Placement when a fellow

Fellowship Assistant - Ashoka Arab World

Current employment &/or degree seeking

Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR)

Higher education

B.A. in Arts and Humanities

Current country of residence



Israa is a proposal writer on sustainable development. She coordinates the, “Introducing life skills and citizenship education program in Libya,” which is funded by UNICEF Libya. In addition to that, she is responsible for drafting the Strategic Resources Development plan for running developmental programs in the MENA region. As a Lazord Fellow, she was placed at Ashoka Arab World, where she assisted in capacity building for leading social entrepreneurs in the Arab world region to help them scale their social impact. Due to her national and international experience in various fields such as social entrepreneurship, human rights, civic engagement, and economic empowerment, she has a comprehensive understanding of the challenges in the the MENA region. Israa is also an entrepreneur,  having co-founded the Mok3ab coworking space in Egypt.