Our Team

The Directorate


Sima Bahous
, Assistant Secretary General, Assistant Administrator, and Regional Director
Mourad Wahba,
Deputy Assistant Administrator and Deputy Regional Director

Zeina El-Barrage
, Office Manager/Executive Officer
Jacqueline Ghazal
, Executive Associate to the Regional Director
Edwin Ngange
, Executive Associate to the Deputy Regional Director
Vivienne Urquhart-Charles, HR Associate
Yuna Badaker, Resource Management Adviser
Linda Haddad
, Programme Analyst
Khaled Abdel Shafi,
Chief of Staff
Theodore Murphy, Policy Specialist
Pierre Hamouche
, ICT Specialist
Fumiko Fukuoka, Partnership Development Advisor
Susanne Dam-Hansen, Strategic Planning Adviser
Varsha Redkar-Palepu, Regional Coordination Specialist

Regional Programme Division


Adel Abdellatif
, Chief

Yakup Beris
, Programme Advisor
Susanne Kim Siao, Partnership and Resource Mobilization Advisor
Mary Jreidini
, Programme Associate
Madi Musa Mohamed, Programme Associate

Country Operations Division


Juliette Hage
, Chief

Celine Moyroud, Senior Programme Advisor
Edwine Carrie, Programme Specialist
Marta Lanzoni, Programme Analyst
Karima Nehmeh, Programme Specialist
El Kebir Mdarhri Alaoui, Senior Programme Advisor
Samuel Rizk, Senior Programme Advisor
Aikan Mukanbetova, Programme Specialist
Maria Castillo, Programme Associate
Daisy Uriarte
, Programme Associate

Regional Center in Cairo


Management
Alia Al-Dali,
Manager
Geoffrey Prewitt, Deputy Manager, Practice Coordinator 
Rouba Beydoun, Coordination Specialist
Radwa Tarek, Executive Associate  

Poverty Reduction
Nathalie Milbach Bouché, Poverty Reduction Praactice Leader
Gihan Ahmed, Programme Assistant
Zubair Murshed, Disaster Risk Reduction Advisor
Kishan Khoday, Environment and Energy Practice Leader
Alyaa Nabil, Finance, Admin & HR Associate

Democratic
Governance
Marwan Abi Samra, Democratic Governance Practice Leader
Louis Martinez Betanzos, Regional Electoral Advisor
Rym Hazem, Research Assistant
Nora Younis, Civil Society Expert
Charlotte Clary, Consultant
Hafsa Halawa, Election Program Assistant
Dana Khan Malhas, Capacity Assesment Specialist
Alaadin ElShawwa, Local Economic Development - UNCDF
Maya Morsi, Gender Practice Team Leader
Rana Ali, Programme Assistant

Communication
Noeman ElSayyad, Regional Communication Advisor
Nour Zabalawi, Content & Social Media Manager

South South Cooperation
Edem Bakhshish,
South-South Regional Advisor

United Nations Volunteers
Kawtar Zerouali, Regional Youth Programme Manager
Maira Cabrini, Communication Specialist
Stephanie Laryea, Regional Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist

Operations and Resource Management

Taher El Sonni, Regional Operations Advisor
Ibtihal El Serety, Procurement Associate
Ghada Moghny, Administrative Associate
Mohamed AbouHaggar, ICT Associate
Mohamed Meghawry,
Finance Associate
Shaymaa Raslan, Administrative Assistant

Security
Carla Naude,
Regional Security Advisor
Youssef Geneina, Security Assistant

Regional Advisory Committee on Procurement (RACP)
Cyrille Pernette,
RACP Chief
Nihad Mahmoud, RACP Secretary-Procurement Associate

RCC Arab League Project
Natalie Antassi, Project Assistant
Khadija Moalla, Consultant

Regional Projects

Ghaith Fariz, Project Director, Arab Knowledge Report, Beirut
Djahida Boukhalfa, Regional Project Coordinator, Water Governance Programme in the Arab States, Cairo
Maya Abi-Zeid, Programme Officer, Arab Human Development Report, Beirut
Arkan El-Seblani, Regional Project Manager, Anti-Corruption Programme in the Arab States, Beirut
Francesca Hessler, Interim Project Coordinator, Arab Climate Resilience Initiative, New York
Wisal Hin, Project Management Specialist, Aid for Trade Initiative for Arab States, New York
Quang Anh Le, Chief Technical Advisor, Aid for Trade Initiative for Arab States, Beirut

Leadership
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22 February 2012 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon announced the appointment of Sima Sami Bahous of Jordan as Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Arab States at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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