Sanaa Albanawi works for The Jordanian National Commission of Women and is one of the Gender Focal Point for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) at the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict.
In 2006, Albanawi started volunteering with multiple NGOs in Jordan. Her time at Intel-Computer Club House (Innovation Labs) had the greatest impact on her career and personal life. Albanawi credits the experience as shaping her into a person who cares about the everyday challenges faced in her society. Through the trainings and workshops she participated in during her time volunteering, Albanawi learned how to make a difference using the resources available to her (such as photography, theater, music, debate, and movie making). From 2012 to 2015, Albanawi volunteered as an actress and facilitator at The National Center for Culture and Arts. Then, in 2016, she was a Project Officer for the Leaders of Tomorrow Organization.
In 2017, influenced by both her experiences in volunteer work and the environment she lives in, Albanawi started pursuing a Master's degree in Human Rights and Human Development.
Region: Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
Area of Expertise: Middle East and North Africa region; Human rights; Human Development