Nawel Hafid Guellal is Founder & Executive Director, HDN* Algeria (Human Development Network – Algeria), a Social Enterprise specialized in delivering Capacity-Building Programs for CSOs and in implementing development projects in partnership with various NGOs. She is also EU and GIZ Expert in Communication and Visibility, Trainer and Consultant on various topics such as promotion of citizenship & civic engagement, projects administration, communications, women empowerment and environment. Nawel graduated from the International Institute of Management in International Marketing in 2003, holds a Master degree from the International University of Venice and Universittà Cattolica of Milan in Entrepreneurship of Euromed Relations in 2008. She started working in diplomatic relations with successively the embassies of the United States and Great Britain as an assistant to the heads of diplomatic missions and then at the Delegation of the European Commission in Algiers where she held the positions of assistant to the head of Delegation and then, assistant to the head of cooperation, where she was in charge during 3 years with several development projects between Algeria and the European Union. Passionate about German culture, she worked as a cultural projects manager within the Goethe-Institut in Algiers and finally landed at the Friedrich Ebert Foundation in 2010 where she had successively the positions of Programme Manager and then Programme and Communication Manager.
Founder of the Algerian Forum for the Promotion of Active Citizenship – AFPAC, Nawel Guellal is very active in the associative environment and work to help the Algerian youth to recognize their role as citizens and thus be actively engaged in building a healthy society with values of justice, democracy and solidarity. She also contributes to an American platform: Search for Common Grounds – SFCG, by writing articles on various issues in Algeria. She also writes articles and animate webinars on personal development. Her engagement for the recognition of a genuine Algerian Cultural Policy started by joining the team of GTPCA-Groupe de Travail sur la Politique Culturelle en Algérie in early 2012. There, she managed the administrative issues, the different meetings and most of the workshops realised with the support of El Mawreed Ethakafy. Recently she started working on developing a green entrepreneurship network in the country and has contributed in several programs such as SwitchMed with SCP/RAC and recycling old textile with AMSED. She is currently working on a waste management strategy for the country, which integrates the green and circular economy aspects. Her certificates and diplomas include YVLP Fellow “Domestic Violence”– USA, Bertelsman Stiftung Fellow “Young Leaders for Europe”– Germany, Certificate in TOT – SCPs and Grassroots Initiatives/GreenEntrepreneurshipSwitchMed– Barcelona/Spain, Certificate in Intercultural Communication and Public Moderation – Deutsch-Welle – Alexandria/Egypt, Certificate in Blogging on conflicting Issues among the Arab Community – Rabat/Morocco, among others. She is a member of JIL FCE, MED CULTURE, SWITCHMED, ASFRU, SAMG, AMSED, PICUM, ENAR, ACO, WAFA, Wave Network, GTPCA, Arterial Network, Al Mawred Al Thaqafy.


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