Middle East Studies

Lina Abou-Habib

Lina Abou-Habib is currently the senior gender advisor at the Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at the American University of Beirut. She is also the chair of collective for Research and Training for Development – Action and serves as a board member for Gender at Work as well as the MENA strategic advisor for the Global Fund for Women.  She is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Gender and Development journal published by Oxfam.

Lina Abou-Habib was previously the executive director of Women’s Learning Partnership and before that, the director of the Collective for Research and Training-Action. She has led in designing and managing programs in the Middle East and North Africa region on issues related to gender and citizenship, economy, trade, and gender and leadership. She has considerable experience in qualitative research, gender analysis, and training/facilitation. She was a PhD candidate at the Faculty of Applied Humanities, Institute of Public Policy (Auckland University of Technology). As a global gender consultant, Abou-Habib worked in most countries of the MENA region, in West Africa, and the Caucuses.