Regional Director, Middle East and North Africa
Zeinab Abdelkarim has more than a decade of experience in managing international development activities. She possesses expertise in project management and development, specifically in Sudan, Yemen and the U.S. She has worked with IFES since 2004 and served as Deputy Director for regional activities in Iraq, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and the Maghreb. Abdelkarim is also a trainer in the BRIDGE methodology, a comprehensive professional development course for key players involved in election administration throughout the world.
Prior to IFES, Abdelkarim practiced law in Khartoum, Sudan, for five years and served as a Public Relations Coordinator and Human Resources Director for the Arab-American & Chaldean Council (ACC) in Lathrup Village, Michigan. She received a law degree from the University of Khartoum in Sudan, as well as a Master of Law degree from Wayne State University in Michigan.