Aya Albadarneh

 Programmes Consultant – Countering/Preventing Violent Extremism and Refugee Contexts

Aya joined Generations For Peace in 2016 as a Programmes Officer, and was later promoted to the role of Senior Programmes Officer. She is responsible for supporting the implementation of international programmes, and primarily oversees programmes executed in Europe. Aya’s duties include training and mentoring volunteers in designing, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating programmes, as well as building partnerships with local organizations.

Aya holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Jordan. She has held various roles in organizations focused on leadership and sports development, furthering her interest in community work, local volunteering, and youth-led peacebuilding. Aya joined the local organizing committees for football tournaments under the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in the Middle East and North Africa region, gaining valuable experience in planning and organizing major sporting events.

Aya looks forward to continuing to support the mission of Generations For Peace and enhancing her personal development within the Programmes Department.

On a personal note, outside of her professional life, Aya enjoys spending her free time traveling, drawing, singing, and playing the piano.