Adlah Alkurdi

Adlah is an experienced senior projects manager with 10 years of experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of political and parliamentary reform projects in fragile and conflict affected states in the Middle East.  Adlah has 5 years of experience in political consultancy with Global Partners Governance, working directly with governments, parliaments and local authorities internationally to transfer UK best practices in the legislative-making process, and parliamentary practice and procedure to improve the quality of political representation.

In her time with GPG, Adlah had oversight of all of GPG’s work in Iraq and has been responsible for our longstanding project to support the Iraqi Council of Representatives, as well as our project to support local authorities in Iraq’s provinces including the province of Nineveh and Basra. She previously also managed GPG’s project to support the development of the Libyan parliamentary system.

Adlah has 10 years of experience in political and human rights research and analysis and governance reform. She started her career as a political analyst at His Majesty King Abdullah’s political office at the Royal Hashemite Court in Jordan and managed several public sector reform projects and designed capacity building programs for senior civil servants in Jordan.

Adlah completed her BA in political science and her Master of Science degree in International Development Administration and Planning from University College London. Adlah is a passionate advocate for strengthening women’s political voice, she dedicated her Master’s thesis to examine the potential for electoral gender quotas in the Arab world. Adlah speaks Arabic and English fluently.

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