Nivine Abbas

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Personal information

Title: 
Administrative Director

Contact information (private)

Address: 
Amine Moukadim Str., Fares Bldg., 3rd floor
City: 
Tripoli
Country: 
Lebanon
Mobile phone: 
961 3 804062
Personal email address: 
abbasnivine@hotmail.com

Contact information (work)

Organization/Institution: 
Center for the Middle- Eastern Strategic Studies (CESMO)
Postbox: 
30
Address: 
Massaref str., Ezzedine bldg., 6th floor
City: 
Tripoli
Country: 
Lebanon
Landline: 
961 6 429990
Fax: 
961 6 429991
Work email address: 
abbasnivine@hotmail.com

Education

Doctorate degree, on going till 2014, Faculty of Management and Governance, University of Twente, Netherlands.
Master's degree, International Affairs, 2008, Lebanese American University, Lebanon.
Bachelor degree, Archeology, 1999, American University of Beirut, Lebanon.
Baccalaureate degree (Philosophy), 1995, International School (Koura), Lebanon.

Areas of Expertise

Social Development
Empowering Youth, Women & Children
Democracy & Good Governance
Gender Mainstreaming
Promoting Dialogue
Activism
Languages: 
Arabic
English

Work history

Administrative Director, 2004 - present, Center for the Middle- Eastern Strategic Studies (CESMO).

Facilitator at the project titled “Citizen Lebanon”, 2008 - 2010, National Democratic Institute(NDI) & CESMO.

Trainer, “Engaging Youth through Community Development” project, 2009, CESMO & OTI.

Project Assistant, “Promote the Rights of Foreign Workers in Lebanon” project, 2007 - 2009, CESMO and OMSAR.

Trainer, "Effective Communication skills" workshop, 2008, Educational and Consulting Center(ECC) in Riyadh & CESMO.

Trainer, "Communication Skills and Teamwork" workshop, 2007, the Irish Embassy in Riyadh & CESMO (the workshop was in English Language).

Project Assistant, "Restoring Citizens' Involvement in Local Public Affairs" project, 2007 - 2008, CESMO.

Teacher, "Learning Resource Techniques" course, 2005-2007, Lebanese American University (LAU), Byblos.

Project Assistant and trainer, “Workers' Rights" project, 2005, CESMO and AMIDEAST.

Honorary office and memberships

Member of the organization Asdika` al-Kheir in Tripoli, 2007 - present.

Member in United Nation Volunteer (UNV) organization, 2004.

Member of Junior Achievement Lebanon Association (Injaz Lebanon), 2003 - 2006.

Member of the (American university of Beirut) alumnic association, 1999 - present.

Regional coordinator for Junior Achievement Lebanon Association (Injaz Lebanon) in North Lebanon, 1999 - present.

Member of the Environment Protection Committee, 1998 - present.

Productions

Publications highlights: 

Abbas, N. (2008). The Islamist groups in Tripoli: Its reality, effects and connections. MA thesis in International Affairs, Lebanese American University.

Major achievements: 

Participated in preparing many training materials and consulting & research studies, 2005 - 2010.

Working in United States as a volunteer in St. Bernard Project , assisting in rebuilding houses in Louisiana (U.S) after Katrina (Glass fiber installation), October 2005 - March 2006.

Training in the Personal Economics program with Junior Achievement Lebanon Association (Injaz Lebanon), 2004 - 2005.

Working as an Assistant to the Chargé D’Affairs in the LAU Model United Nations project (Global Classrooms), July - August, 2004.

Working as a volunteer researcher on the “Mine Action Programs” with the UNDP in Beirut.

Awards and Distinctions

Distinctions: 

Selected to be among 14 participants to attend the International Visitor Leadership Program titled "Grassroots Democracy", sponsored by United States Department of State, Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, United States (Washington, New Hampshire, New Orleans, Seattle), 2007.