Hafsa Halawa is an independent consultant working on political, social and economic affairs, and development goals across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and Horn of Africa regions. A former corporate lawyer, Halawa has held positions in government, the UN, INGOs/NGOs, corporate multinationals, private firms, and think tanks. She now consults independently for a similar broad set of clients on a variety of issues, at request. 

Education: 
LLB at the University of Exeter, LLM at University College London/Queen Mary's University

Languages: 
English, Arabic, French

Countries of Expertise: 
Egypt, Iraq, Gulf, and Horn of Africa (Red Sea security)

Issues of Expertise: 
Conflict prevention, civil society, gender equality, youth empowerment, democratization, peace and reconciliation, social cohesion, water security

Contact Information

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