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Dounya Bassil

Dounya Bassil has worked in the social development and humanitarian sector for more than 15 years. In that time, she has designed, managed, and evaluated education, child protection, psychosocial health, and other projects targeting Lebanese communities as well as Palestinian and Syrian refugees. To pursue her passion for supporting people and groups to develop their […]

Walid Abu Saifan

As Senior Program Development Manager at DOT, Walid collaborates with country teams and stakeholders to research, design, and develop innovative programs that align with DOT’s mission, vision, and objectives. He ensures these programs address both local and global needs while adhering to the highest quality standards, with a focus on fostering social change and development […]

Raya Bou Jaber

Raya has proved to be an amazing role model to youth in her country. She brings on board extensive experience in women empowerment and youth development. She holds a Masters Degree in Business Management and has been working with young entrepreneurs for over 5 years. “As a member of DOT’s Global Youth Leadership Advisory Board, […]

Marwa Harb

Marwa Harb provides digital skills and entrepreneurship training to youth and refugees in Lebanon. She works with DOT Lebanon’s Innovation Labs network, where she specializes in supporting community members to build mobile apps. She is a former math teacher and #DOTYouth alumni. Marwa shares, “As a member of DOT’s YouthLAB, I will highlight the problems […]

Dima Jamali

Dr. Dima Jamali is a Professor in the Olayan School of Business at American University of Beirut. She currently holds the Kamal Shair Chair in Responsible Leadership and serves as Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development. She has a PhD in Social Policy and Administration from the University of Kent. Her research and teaching […]

Marianne Bitar

Marianne is DOT’s Regional Vice President, Middle East and North Africa (MENA), leading regional business development and forming new partnerships to support expansion. She is also DOT Lebanon’s Country Director, and has led its operations since 2010. Before joining DOT Lebanon, Marianne managed operations at World Vision International and established World Vision Lebanon’s refugee program. […]

Mira Hatoum

Mira holds a BA in biology and currently works as a digital champion with DOT in Lebanon, where she coaches teachers to use technology in their classrooms. Mira brings strong youth leadership from her experience with War Child Holland and as a Global Ambassador with A World at School. “I really trust one thing: that […]

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