WFD’s Head Of MENA Speaks At Integrity

WFD’s Head Of MENA Speaks At Integrity

Integrity was delighted to host Dina Melhem, Head of Middle East and North Africa Programmes at the Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD). She presented on her recent work analysing efforts to promote democratic processes and good governance across the MENA region.

Speaking at Integrity’s UK headquarters in Somerset House, Dina provided insights into the evolving activities of WFD across the region, outlining the contextual nuances and operational challenges encountered over seven years of political engagement in Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia.

Elucidating the governance issues and political dynamics before and after the Arab Spring, the workshop explored emerging openings for strengthening democratic institutions, while also highlighting vulnerabilities for those seeking to support governance reform in this area. Fielding questions on a wide range of surrounding issues, Dina expanded on the need for multinational partnerships, the advancement of gender equality, and the importance of promoting accountability measures in some of the world’s most politically sensitive environments and fragile states.

Integrity would like to thank Dina for sharing her expert insight with the team, as we continually look to strengthen our expertise through our permanent offices in Nairobi, Juba and Beirut, our expanding network of local partners, and our constant engagement with leading international specialists. Providing a deep understanding of national trends and localised specificities remains an integral component of all our research, monitoring and evaluation, and stakeholder engagement programmes, allowing us to maintain the quality and accuracy of our work across the MENA region.

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