Manar Hassan serves as a Program Director in the Conflict Prevention, Stabilization & Transition practice area at DT Global. In this role, she oversees multiple project management units and field teams to provide direction, technical guidance, and oversight over program performance. She has overseen projects in East Africa and the Middle East and North Africa regions that focus on peace building; trauma awareness; civic education; resilience to social, economic, and climate shocks; and community-based programming. She brings over a decade of experience in managing projects in conflict affected environments.
Prior to DT Global, Manar worked on capacity building of election management bodies, promoting the role of civil society in democratic transitions, and amplifying the role of marginalized people in the political process in the Middle East and North Africa at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems. She also served as a Research Assistant in the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace where she focused on popular uprisings and democratic transitions during the Arab Spring. Her research interests also included the role of civil society in authoritarian and semi-authoritarian environments, state-society relations, social movements, and informal political spaces.
What’s your favorite place of all the places you’ve travelled?
San Sebastián, Basque Country
What was the last really great book you read? Why?
Exit West by Mohsin Hamid because of the novel’s portrayal of the refugee story as characters transport through doors and portals to reach their destinations, shattering the sanctity of borders with magic realism.