Leila Barhoum, alumni ambassador Palestine

Laila Barhoum - Alumni Ambassador - Occupied Palestinian Territory

E: l.barhoum@alumni.ids.ac.uk

Since my graduation from IDS, I have held two positions in Gaza Strip-Palestine. The first position was at a local NGO, Palestine Association for Education and Environmental protection, as a program officer, within a project funded by HelpAGE international, and targets elder people with economic empowerment activities.

The second and current position, is a small business development specialist, in a local NGO, Small Enterprise Center. We work with several partners (i.e. UNDP, Oxfam), targeting hard ship cases in Gaza Strip and the West Bank with economic empowerment activities, I also take part in conducting research and studies with our partners.  

Studied at IDS: MA Povery and development 2011-2012.