Sophie Sportiche – Senior Expert REA
Sophie is a Senior Expert in Research, Evidence and Analysis at Integrity, based in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. She has contributed to several Integrity projects in Syria, including third-party monitoring of a policing and access to justice programme and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) for a capacity building programme for civil society organisations. She currently manages a research team for a USAID programme in Syria that focuses on essential services, livelihoods, and governance.
Before joining Integrity, Sophie provided research, project development, and M&E support for various humanitarian and development organisations, such as the Norwegian Refugee Council, Lebanon INGO Forum, International Organization for Migration, and World Food Programme. Since moving to MENA as a journalist in 2011, she has acquired more than seven years of experience in the region. Areas she has worked on include migration governance and management, access to justice, protection, and stabilization.
Sophie has a BA in History from Brown University and an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University, where she wrote her dissertation on the political economy of urban legislation in Beirut.