Engineer Alaa Sami has served for 12 years as the Middle East Business Development Director for AECOM, one of the largest American Engineering Design, Construction Management and International Development Services Company. He has supported in the design and development of several winning proposals submitted to variety of MENA region institutional and private sector clients such as USAID, European Union, World Bank, Thomson Reuters, Al-Futtaim group, General Electric, etc. Alaa serves as a Lead Trainer at the Engineering Service Unit of the American University in Cairo teaching how to manage and write winning proposals. Eng. Alaa is a certified Trainer by the German Institute for Academic Exchange DAAD and the International Labor Organization. Engineer Alaa has a Master Degree in Construction Management from Brighton University, United Kingdom, 1996, and a Bachelor Degree in Construction Engineering from the American University in Cairo, 1993
Nermine Habib has 10+ years of experience in managing evaluation missions and the delivery of training courses. She is a skilled facilitator and trainer in data collection, data validation, analysis and reporting. She has managed and led midterm and final evaluation studies for development projects funded or implemented by donor agencies and international organizations such UNHCR, UNFPA, IOM, GIZ, EFE Egypt, Care International, Plan International and Save the Children. When delivering training, Nermine employs interactive and participatory training techniques. She is using her field experience to help participants get a genuine flavor of field life, and to find ways of approaching the challenges of development work.
Nermine holds a Masters of Sociolinguistics and a Bachelor of Arts (English Language science). She has received a training in Monitoring and Evaluation from MDF, Ede, Netherlands in 2015. Moreover, she has a certificate in Social Entrepreneurship and Grant Proposal writing from Fort Hayes State University, USA, Feb 2014. She has a Graduate Certificate in Conflict Resolution and Peace Building from St Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas. She has traveled extensively, contributing to workshops and conferences in countries including China, France, USA, Northern Ireland and The Netherlands.