Mallak Bani Mustafa

Mallak Bani Mustafa

Fellowship year

2020 - 2021



Placement when a fellow

Action Aid Arab Region

Current employment &/or degree seeking

Innovation Consultant at Northumbria University (UK)

Higher education

Master's Degree

Current country of residence

United Kingdom


Mallak is an engineer, social entrepreneur, and co-founder of SHABABIT, a digital tool that promotes knowledge about and from youth-friendly services (YFS) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). For five years, she served in the area of sustainable-focused innovation in Jordan, the Arab region, the EU, and the UK, assisting 40 startups from a vulnerable region in launching their businesses from the ideation phase, with the goal of promoting sustainable economic development and decent work. She was awarded a TOTAL prize, the Hult prize, for her renewable energy invention in biodiesel production. She is a STEM Ambassador and a Siad Foundation Alumna, in addition to being a Lazord Fellowship Alumna.

She is certified in project management from Red R UK and MDF with three years of experience. Her 550 national and international volunteer hours were devoted to SDG 8, 5, and 11 through TEDX, UNLEASH, SUSSEX University, Anna Lindh Jordanian Network, Solyia, and Erasmus+, in addition to IAESTE in the Czech.