Member Details -Ramla Khalidi

Ramla Khalidi

Chief, Strategy, Evaluation and Partnership Section
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA)

Duty Station Beirut

UNEG Member Since

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Ramla Khalidi is the Chief of the Strategy, Evaluation, and Partnership Section (StEPS) at the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), where she is responsible for forging the partnership and resource mobilization strategy, the evaluation strategy, and for promoting inter-disciplinary initiatives.  Prior to that Ramla was the Chief of the Technical Cooperation Section at ESCWA where she managed the advisory and capacity building services and field projects in ESCWA member countries.  She also worked as a First Social Affairs Officer at ESCWA from 2007 until 2010, working on research and programmes related to inclusive social policy and development.

Ramla has been working with the United Nations since 1996 when she joined the UN Development Programme Regional Bureau for Arab States in New York as an Associate Expert working on Poverty issues in the region.  She then moved to the UNDP Regional Office in Beirut where she was involved in providing support to UNDP Country Offices in Arab Region on programme design, monitoring, and evaluation.  Before joining the UN, Ramla spent over three years working as a research assistant in Amnesty International headquarters in London, and has several years of experience working as a journalist in Lebanon.  Ramla holds a Masters degree in Arab Studies from Georgetown University and a BA in International Relations and History from Tufts University.



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