Noha Alkamcha is a governance advisor, development consultant and researcher who has worked with diverse entities on organizational development, capacity building, and analytical reporting. Since 2011, she has supported and co-founded numerous Civil Society initiatives and organizations that have emerged post-conflict in Syria.

Through her work, Noha amassed significant experience in international development and humanitarian programs particularly working in unstable conflict zones.

Noha is currently a senior analyst for multiple organizations working on Syria and neighboring countries. Her work focuses on conducting robust research that provides analysis for social and economic development through producing comprehensive reporting. She is also leading a Syria- based gender analysis study for the International Rescue Committee. Additionally, she is a co- founder of MENA Geopolitical Analytical Lens (MGAL), a political research consultancy firm.

In June 2016, Noha was the Chief Organizer for the Syrian Civil Society Declaration Initiative based in Gaziantep, Turkey, which worked with over 300 Syrian CSOs to develop a shared political vision of the role of civil society and a unified platform that allows them to participate in the Geneva peace talks.

In 2015, Noha worked as Development Director at the Syrian Forum, a large consortium of numerous programs and institutions, where she solicited and drafted grants for their humanitarian and development programs.

Noha is a regular commentator on Syrian policy and development issues and has appeared in media outlets discussing the same. She earned her bachelor’s in business administration from Syria and is finishing her second master’s degree in international diplomacy at SOAS, University of London.

Countries of Expertise
Syria, Yemen

Languages
Arabic, English

Areas of Expertise
Civil society development and political engagement, governance and stabilization, livelihoods and early recovery

Contact Information

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