Pamela is a Development and Humanitarian Assistance professional with 15 years of work experience in Lebanon and the Middle East. She completed her Master’s degree in Development Studies at the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex in 2020 and holds a BA in Social Work from Université Saint Joseph de Beyrouth which she received in 2006. A Said Foundation scholar, her graduate research looked at countries’ ownership of development, studying the case of the social protection sector in Lebanon. She is also certified in Training Design and Dynamic Delivery and PMP and is fluently trilingual in English, French and Arabic.
Pamela joined the Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) in December 2020, where she provided research support and project coordination for the oral heritage programme in Egypt, Iraq and Syria. Prior to joining IDS, Pamela worked as a child protection and capacity building consultant. She started her career as a case manager in a psychiatric hospital in Lebanon, then worked with local NGOs in conflict resolution and promoting citizenship and democracy. Pamela then joined International NGOs and worked as a senior program manager and partnership manager in emergency responses and post-conflict settings in the child protection, education and women’s protection sectors.