Director, Middle East Regional Office | email@example.com
Maha Bahamdoun joined IPI August 1, 2013 as the Director of IPI's Regional Middle East Office, based in Manama, Bahrain.
Maha is a development professional with extensive experience in program and policy design. Her 23-year career covered South Asia, the Arab states, and Africa. In addition to working at UNDP headquarters in Geneva and New York, she served in Malawi as UNDP's Country Director and in Nigeria as the Director of UNDP's Democratic Governance for Development Program, where her work focused on electoral support.
Her broad experience includes advocacy for the achievement of the MDGs; the design of strategies and policies to address livelihood; and food security concerns for communities, including those emerging from conflict, addressing the poverty and environment nexus and adaptation to climate change. She has also participated in the design of large scale assessments of development results in countries such as Egypt and Syria. She has extensive experience in leading, managing and coordinating complex processes involving governments, civil society, the private sector, and the United Nations in Africa, the Arab states, and Asia. Most recently, she served as a Senior Advisor on Sustainable Development in the Office of the 66th President of the United Nations General Assembly.
IPI is grateful to our generous friends and donors who provide both intellectual and financial support. Their contributions help us in a very practical way to achieve program objectives, and their leadership is an invaluable resource to our organization.
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