A V E R R O E S
About Us

More than a training program

The Averroes academy has a proven record of engaging multiple stakeholders in policy dialogue in the Arab world. The Academy provides a space to formulate policy recommendations on topics impacting the Arab world and as such contribute to shaping a culture of policy discussion and dialogue

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Mission

Shaping an inclusive policy culture

The Averroes Academy seeks to foster an inclusive policy culture in the Arab world by engaging with multiple stakeholders from which civil society actors and young researchers. We promote substantial contribution to policy discussions around topics impacting democratization and economic development in the Arab world.

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The Averroes academy team

Discover our multidisciplinary team dedicated to research, training, mentoring and facilitating policy dialogue.

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Ikram Adnani
Mentor, women political empowerment and minorities rights
Ahlam Qafas
Mentor, Entrepreneurship and youth dynamics
Amine Soumaa
IT & Community manager
Kathya Berrada
Senior program manager, Non state actors dynamics and private sector contribution
Nouh El Harmouzi
Senior researcher and academic director
Steering committee

Meet the experts

Our steering committee is composed of distinguished experts and academics
from different countries of the Arab world.
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Salam Kawakibi

Salam Kawakibi
Political scientist | Syria
Jafar Alshayeb

Jafar Alshayeb
Managing director | KSA
Asma Nouira

Asma Nouira
University professor | Tunisia
Rudayna Abdo

Rudayna Abdo
Founder of Thaki | Palestine
Mohamed Tamaldou

Mohamed Tamaldou
Political scientist | Morocco
Miral Selim

Miral Selim
Senior Advisor, African Development Bank | Egypt

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Network

More than just a training, our program fosters sense of community by bringing together our past alumni.

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Policy

By joining the Averroes Academy program, you will sharpen your policy analysis skills.

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Our dialogue program

We regularly bring you different perspectives on democratic transition, institutional dynamics, and economic development to foster a policy dialogue culture

Podcasts

Do not miss our podcasts featuring regional experts on timely topics impacting the region

Op-ed & editorial

Read our short publications examining important policy issues in the Arab world from a multiciliary perspective

Rami Sharrak Azzam Shaath Nawfal Naciri Asmâa M. Bassouri Ahd Ahmed Jaradat Marie Michelle MacDonald

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In focus

How Arab rulers hijacking of institutions was at root of dysfunctional democracies?

How Arab rulers hijacking of institutions was at root of dysfunctional democracies?

Due to internal and external pressures for democratization, many Arab states have embarked on

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COVID 19 and Women economic fragilities in Morocco

COVID 19 and Women economic fragilities in Morocco

Due to the precarious nature of the working ecosystems in which they generally operate, women have particularly been impacted by the outbreak of the COVID 19

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Our Partners

We are glad to count among our partners different civil society
organizations, universities and research centers across the Arab world.

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