Ahmed El Assal is the Regional Programs Officer at the Academy for International Development - Middle East & North Africa (AID-MENA) with 6 years of community development experience. In addition to being a graduate from the Faculty of Business Administration of Helwan University, he is also studying for his Master degree in International Business Administration.
By working with AID-MENA and the National Development Foundation (NDF), Ahmed has cultivated a wide array of skills and knowledge in social activism and development and capacity building, including fields in Governance, Participatory Research, Youth Empowerment and Women Empowerment. Ahmed’s professional role requires him to create, review and execute action plans for the numerous projects he is involved with, while also communicating with various Civil Society Organizations in the process across the MENA Region.
Aside from Ahmed’s professional role, he also likes to affiliate himself with several voluntary positions, recently being awarded a position of Egyptian Fellow at the fellowship program East - West: Art of Dialogue; an Initiative taken by the Shafik Gabr Foundation in both Egypt and the United States.
As part of the Steering committee for the African Technology Policy Studies Network (ATPS) - Egypt Chapter as well as a member of the Arab Federation for Youth and Civic Participation (AFYCV) and a member of the Advisory Council of the regional program, Mobilizing for Social Change with Foundation for Future (FFF), Ahmed’s passion for social, cultural and political change is never far from his thoughts.