Ahmed Abdelhakim Hachelaf, PhD
Portfolio Manager, Education
Ahmed joined Generations For Peace (GFP) in June 2021 as Peace and Conflict Education Specialist before he was promoted to Education Portfolio Manager. In this capacity, he conducts research and focuses on creating training processes and systems through curriculum development and instructional design serving the organisation’s peacebuilding mission.
Ahmed also leads Generations For Peace Institute’s first peer-reviewed journal, Transformations, which employs evidence-based writing and research as peaceful means of achieving societal change, serving as a platform for dialogue, communication, and collaboration between advocacy activists and community members, on the one hand, and academics, on the other.
He also consults and assists on behalf of GFP in conflict transformation and peacebuilding and participates in networking and raising the exposure of GFPI.
Originally from Algeria, Ahmed earned his Doctorate of Science from the University of Algiers II, for which he spent two years as a resident research scholar at the Moynihan Institute. He holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration and two other Certificates of Advanced Study from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University in New York. In addition, he obtained various certificates on Peacebuilding in the 21st Century. He brings over 15 years of experience in development, research, training, and monitoring and evaluation to GFP. He previously served as a Practitioner-Academic at Syracuse University and the Higher Normal School and consulted with US-based and regional institutes and consulting firms, including The Obama Foundation, Dexis, IIIT, and Five Oaks, where he managed projects and teams across borders and designed and implemented numerous capacity building programmes in human rights education, virtual team leadership, and course design providing him with intensive exposure to intercultural experiences.
Ahmed co-founded and co-directed the transnational Twiza and Mouakhat Projects. He frequently presents on Civic and Human Rights Education in the Middle East and North African region and has authored numerous papers. In 2012, he was chosen for a Leaders for Democracy Fellow and subsequently was selected to serve as the Delegate of Algeria for a UN Event in New York and, most recently, as a Caux Scholar in Switzerland. His work has appeared in Revolution by Love (New City Community Press) and Equality & Justice (Parlor Press), in addition to other articles focused on human rights and justice.
Ahmed is proud of his risk-taking and mistake-making attitude, from which he learnt the power of saying “yes.” He also takes pride in taking advantage of small opportunities, such as supporting and supervising students’ initiatives in Universities throughout Algeria, launching pro bono trainings, and writing three collective books that amplified the voices of local citizens and budding leaders.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with family and friends, painting, and sketching portraits.