Mirelle Karam works in the field of NGOs and Civil Community in Egypt; she holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and has over 8 years experience working in the field of Voter Education, Civic Awareness and Youth Empowerment. She started working at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Creative Associates International and is now Participatory Governance Advisor at Plan International, her work has helped the promotion of Political, Civic Awareness and citizens engagement in various local communities while focusing on marginalized areas. She now works on designing new projects, technical assistance and building capacity of local NGOs in 10 governorates in order to empower a greater number of Egyptian citizens to engage in active community participation. She was selected for the “Leaders for Democracy” fellowship in the field of Human Rights and Transparency, where she studied leadership and negotiation. She was also selected as one of the 13 young Mediterranean Leaders by European Training Foundation to participate in the policy making and implementation of its activities in Egypt. She was invited as a guest speaker at the 40th Employment Conference conducted by the Arab Labor Organization to discuss youth and labor challenges. Mirelle’s greatest passion is to work for empowering women and youth.
Sector: Non-Profit and NGO
Main Pillar: Youth
Areas of Expertise: Civil Society and Human Rights
Country of Origin: Egypt
City of Residency: Cairo, Egypt