The Advisory Group is a small non-executive body formed to provide specialist advice on data collection methods, theoretical and applied statistics, policy and advocacy strategies, and specific sensitivities related to working with refugee communities and vulnerable groups.

AMR ISMAEIL

Based in Cairo, Amr is a researcher on detention places and torture prevention at the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights (EIPR). He holds a Master’s Degree in Democratic Governance and Human Rights from the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights in Venice. Prior to his current position, Amr was working with Syrian refugee communities in Egypt as a community organiser for EIPR’s Alexandria Office, helping to provide legal services to refugees.

FIDA SHAFI

Fida is a gender expert and researcher from Palestine. She is a Chatham House Academy Associate, former Gender Director at Care West Bank & Gaza, and an Assistant Professor at Birzeit University in Palestine. Fida brings a gender lens and invaluable expertise through the Project through her extensive research experience.

JIHAD NAMMOUR

Jihad is a Lebanese Researcher in the field of religious law and intercommunal relations. He has been involved in designing and implementing educational programmes for NGOs working on peace, diversity, and integrity, He managed two field researches on Syrian refugees in Lebanon in 2015.

JOHANNA PUHAKKA

Johanna is a development specialist from Finland, currently working in the local NGO sector in Jordan. She has a solid professional and academic background in human rights and theories of social change, and is currently managing social cohesion and conflict dialogue projects in refugee hosting communities. Johanna holds a BSc in Sociology and an MA in Human Rights and Democratic Governance. Her research interests are found in the methods of participation of marginalised groups.

LEWIS EMMERTON

With an academic background in human rights and migration studies, Lewis has spent more than five years working with refugees and displaced persons. He is currently working to support unaccompanied minors seeking asylum in the United Kingdom through the Refugee Befriending Service of the British Red Cross. Prior to this, Lewis worked for the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) as a counter-trafficking assistant in the Republic of Moldova.

SETH WOLPIN

Bio coming soon

SOPHIE DROUET

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