Nour joined Generations For Peace in October 2019 as a Programmes Coordinator. In this role, she supports the implementation of the Resilient Youth, Socially and Economically Empowered (RYSE) Programme – led by a consortium of NGOs to engage and empower young Jordanians and Syrian refugees – by leading on the Programme’s logistical needs. She also guides and mentors RYSE’s lead Delegates and Pioneers on the Programme’s design, implementation, activity session designs, and monitoring and evaluation. Her work will contribute to GFP’s activities, which work to improve relations between host and refugee communities, while maximising positive change and sustainable impact in the target communities.
Originally from Jordan, Nour holds a Master’s degree in Contemporary Arab Studies with a focus in Development and Refugee Crisis Management from Georgetown University. She also received her Bachelor’s degree in Banking and Finance with a minor in Economics from the Lebanese American University (LAU).
Before joining GFP, Nour volunteered extensively in her community. As a result, she was awarded the “Rhoda Orme Award” in 2013 from LAU for her dedication and service to others. During her undergraduate career, she was also a part of the U.S.-Middle East Partnership Initiative’s (MEPI) “Tomorrow’s Leaders Programme,” which focused on promoting leadership skills and peacebuilding activities. It was this programme that sparked her interest in conflict resolution and mediation.
In her spare time Nour enjoys reading, working out, volunteering, and studying Spanish.