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 15+ years of experience in leading, managing and reporting mid-term and final evaluation missions of development funded projects funded, designed and implemented by UNHCR, IOM, GIZ, UNICEF, Care International, Plan International and Save the Children among others. She is a skilled facilitator and trainer in data collection, data validation, data analysis and reporting. Nermine holds a double Master degrees in Conflict Resolution and Peace Building from St Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, USA and in Sociolinguistics studies from Ain Shams University, Egypt. She has received intensive trainings in Monitoring and Evaluation from MDF institute of the Netherlands and has been awarded postgraduate diploma in Social Entrepreneurship and Grant Proposal Writing from Fort Hayes State University, USA.