Mona Elkalban

Position: Development and public relations specialist - Advisory Group Chair

Mona works in the humanitarian aid field, with a focus on emergency preparedness and response for vulnerable populations in fragile settings across Africa, Asia and the Middle East. She also brings years of experience working in public affairs and crisis communication litigation, in which she represented and served a number of national and international clients. Additionally, Mona conducted research on disarmament, demobilization and reintegration (DDR) programs in order for former Boko Haram members in Niger to refrain from resorting back to violence in the Lake Chad region. She was a project participant on the issue with the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations. Mona graduated with an M.A. in International Affairs from The George Washington University, and holds a B.A. from the School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at The American University in Cairo.

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