Samah Ben Tareef

Samah is a passionate young woman in transformative change in communities. She has professional experience in monitoring, evaluation and project management in many sectors including education, socio-economic research, needs assessments and management consulting. She has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Jordan. She is a PMD certified candidate. She was selected as the recipient of the fellowship for the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) of the the Middle East and North Africa Scholarship Programme (MSP) under the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. She passed the PHAP Credential Program Core Certification in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning. Samah currently is a senior consultant at PwC where she works in the project management on big transformative projects in the gulf region.

Yamen Haikal

Yamen is a results-oriented researcher with a strong interest in social activism. He graduated from Arab International University with a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy. Originally from Syria, he has spent the last four years working in the humanitarian sector, gaining valuable experience in protection, emergency response, education, and peacebuilding. During his journey, he has learned how important data management is to making sustainable and impactful interventions, and he came to the conclusion that without reliable data, there would be no impact. As a result, this encourages him to leverage graphic design and data analytics to turn dull and unsystematic data into meaningful visual art.

Bayan Al-Smadi

Through the Lazord Fellowship, Bayan is working as a project assistant with the consultancy company Integrated International. She has been a youth activist since 2014 and an ambassador with several organisations such as Rasheed for Integrity and Transparency, INJAZ Organization and others. She represented Canada and Jordan at the Global Youth Summit.

Overmore, her participation in the Amideast Youth Innovation Program has been considered an outstanding success story. In addition, she has a TOT certificate from ILM. She is also working as a researcher in the field of social justice with the West Asia and North Africa Institute. You can find via the following link a recently published research paper about the reality of preparing tourist places for people with motor and visual disabilities in Ajloun Governorate.