Noor Homoud

“Civic engagement is a vital element in holding governments at national and local level to account and Noor is well placed to make a real difference in this area.” Brian Brivati, Academic Programme Director

Noor Homoud is a Freelance Programme Director. Until February 2015 she worked as the Director of Programme and Initiatives at the King Abdullah II Fund for Development in Jordan where she worked closely with NGOs, INGOs, and governmental organisations to help to sustain development in Jordan’s regions. Noor also played an active role in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals in Jordan by organising workshops, conferences and working with NGOs. This has led to the creation of better opportunities for individuals from underprivileged areas as well as encouraging the government to alleviate poverty through their Poverty Pockets programme. She was previously Community Outreach Manager in the Office of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah.

Noor has previously held positions in the Queen Zein Al Sharaf Institute for Development and the Jordan Hashemite Fund for Development. Both experiences centered on creating mentorships for the underprivileged youth and organising empowerment training for women.

Noor’s action plan is to promote the principles of transparency and accountability in Jordanian society. By promoting civic engagement within the community she hopes to foster discussion and dialogue which will empower citizens to take positive action to bring about change in their society.