Mohamed Abdel-Hafiz Kotb
In 2010, while participating in a workshop on social peacebuilding and community conflicts in Yemen, Mohamed Kotb realized that conflicts do not stem from a single root cause, but instead from a plethora of reasons, and his background in economics and negotiation tactics would allow him to be an asset to reconciliation and mediation efforts in the region.
Mr. Kotb is currently a senior consultant for a variety of governmental and non-governmental organizations, and is responsible for needs assessments, training, and capacity building. He is a member of the United States Institute of Peace Regional Facilitators Forum. He is also the founding member and general manager of the Assiut Childhood and Development Association in Egypt. Prior to becoming a consultant, Mr. Kotb was the Special Projects Manager, and Research Evaluation and Capacity Building Portfolio Manager, for the Center for Development Services in Egypt. He has worked with local communities and NGOs in Egypt’s various governorates to provide institutional assessments, strategic planning, program design, and program evaluation.
Previously, Mr. Kotb worked with Terre Des Homme in Switzerland focusing on fundraising, team training, and monitoring and evaluation. Throughout his career, Mr. Kotb has led more than forty missions of evaluation and impact assessment projects for national, regional, and international agencies, including: the World Bank, UNICEF, the Canadian International Development Agency, Islamic Relief, the Sudanese Ministry of International Cooperation, the Egyptian Swiss Development Fund, and USAID. Mr. Kotb has significant experience developing toolkits and delivering workshops on poverty and housing rights, conflict resolution and peacebuilding, advocacy, monitoring and evaluation, and capacity building for organizations across the region.
Mr. Kotb earned an MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, and both an MSc and BSc in Economics from Assuit University, Egypt.