Seif Ben Youssef has a master’s degree in international humanitarian law and human rights from the Faculty of Law and Political Sciences of Tunis and is currently a PhD student in international law at the same university. He is also currently a project coordinator at Avocats Sans Frontières-Tunisia. As a Lazord Fellow, he spent a year at the Tunisian Organization for Social Cohesion, where he was first a project assistant and then a project coordinator.
Ali holds a professional master’s degree in digital geography (Geomatics), is an athlete and has been an activist in civil society for five years. His goal has always been to make change in his community and work to create opportunities for youth to develop themselves and achieve their goals. He is proud to have been able to build a network of relationships with different nationalities throughout his experiences. His experience with the Lazord Fellowship has opened other doors for him, the latest of which was his participation in the Erasmus student exchange program in France. Being a part of Erasmus helped him achieve part of his ambitions, which is to travel and build relationships with other nationalities and to have the opportunity to broaden his views on the world in which we live, regarding in particular our ideas and beliefs.
Ahmed’s background consists of a magical mix of civil society, business advisory and some politics. He has an academic background in finances and management sciences that is complemented by his volunteering and continuous civil society work, and mixed in with his professional work experiences. Ahmed always puts to good use his skills, his professional and academic background, and his energy for all international and national opportunities, allowing him to build a solid career.
Mariem is a legal researcher and a digital rights activist. She worked on a master’s dissertation about Cyberwarfare and International Humanitarian Law. Mariem is passionate about digital rights, and has worked on combatting gender-based online violence, misinformation, and disinformation online.
Abir has a bachelor’s degree in English language, literature, and civilization. She has 2 master’s degrees, one in English for technology and another in management of non-profit organizations. She has a deep interest in research; this is why she did a research internship with Maghreb Economic Forum and always seeks research-related experiences. Among the things she is interested in are fundraising, communication, civic engagement, M&E, and project management. Abir has always been keen about NGOs, and this is why she wanted to put her studies into practice through the Lazord Fellowship. She was placed at the organization I WATCH, where she was a citizen engagement officer. During her studies, she provided trainings to university clubs members on themes like CSR, knowledge management, design thinking, and social entrepreneurship. Recently she started giving trainings on civic engagement and advocacy. Abir is currently a project and financial assistant in Friedrich Ebert Stiftung and a facilitator with ENACTUS Tunisia.
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Islem Allagui is currently enrolled as a second year research master’s student at the Higher Institute of Languages in Tunis and she specializes in Cross Cultural Studies and Poetics. Over the years, she has demonstrated valued leadership skills by means of participating in her college community activities. Her aspiration to create a positive change led her to volunteer on the management team of TedxSidiBouSaid to bring life into the event entitled ‘Brighten Your Future’. As a debater, she participated in multiple trainings such as I Debate w Rasi 3ali and Sawty Debate Competition. She aspires as a leader to use her skills to make constructive change in her community and to inspire others to do the same.
Through the Lazord Fellowship, Salma had the chance to be part of the most prominent NGOs within the Tunisian Ecosystem and she was lucky enough to have a team that strongly believed in her! She had the chance to experiment within the organization, first having responsibilities working with civil society partner organizations, then moving on to having a role in public relations. It has definitely been an enriching experience where she got to learn more about the Tunisian ecosystem, and in return give back to the organization.
Daly graduated with a master’s degree in risk assessment and management in insurance and banking from the University of Tunis Manar in 2022. He has decided to create a career in which he can make a difference and be a thought leader who inspires others in society.
Daly was lucky enough to be part of the Lazord Fellowship family through UTIL and placed at the Tunisian Association of Public Auditors, where he coordinates Civic Engagement Programs. He has experience in community engagement projects, coordination and mentorship.
Beyond everything, Daly is passionate about the arts, in particular music, cinema, and traveling.
Khouloud is a freelance journalist who graduated from the Institute of Press and Information Sciences in 2020. She is currently a journalist and a showrunner at Boubli, a youth-led digital media platform. She worked as a communications officer at Culture Funding Watch, within the framework of the Lazord Fellowship 2021-2022 and as a consultant with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES – Tunisia). Besides her passion for journalism, Khouloud is a Soliya Connect Program Alumna. Previously she worked with La Presse, Democracy International, Jawhara Fm, Misk Fm and Tunivisions as a journalist intern.