Asmaa AbuMezied

Global Shaper, Gaza Hub

Economic development specialist and Women inclusion advocate accomplished in implementing economic development projects in Gaza through conducting informative studies and sectorial analysis, research papers, donor mapping as well as grassroots support for marginalised people in agriculture sectors and women issues. Currently working as Women Economic Empowerment Coordinator within Oxfam's Economic Justice Program in Gaza supporting women integration in agricultural value chains and private sector. (2015-2017) worked as Research and Advancement Fellow, Internet2, Washington DC, US; Atlas Corps Fellow in partnership with President's Obama "Emerging Global Leaders" Initiative. Since 2011, Researcher and Business Development Specialist, Small Enterprise Center, Gaza, Palestine; involved in programmes, such as DEEP-UNDP and OXFAM programmes, that focus on the economic empowerment of marginalized people and areas of economic recovery in the Gaza Strip. Bachelor's in Business Administration, Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine; Master's in Management and Human Resources, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK. 2012, Human Resource Consultant, Mencap, London. 2014, part-time lecturer, Al-Azhar University, Gaza; mentor, Gaza Sky Geeks, the first accelerator in Gaza. 2014, Global Shaper, Gaza Hub; 2015, Curator, Gaza Hub.