Lama Awad

Former Acting Country Director, Lebanon

Lama was the Acting Country Director for International Alert Lebanon until August 2023. Prior to this role, she was the Programmes’ Manager providing oversight on the programmes and contributing to the development of the Lebanon strategy.

Lama has over 13 years of experience advising and managing peace building programmes. She has been a human rights activist advocating for environmental and social justice for over a decade.

Before joining International Alert, Lama managed the Strong Cities Network program in Lebanon and Jordan advising local governments and Civil Society Organisations to draft strategies that respond to local extremism challenges. Lama has also co-founded a local organization in Lebanon that aims at protecting children and youth from violence and increasing their critical awareness of their rights and the world realities.