Amal van Hees, Director,
Mrs. Amal Hamidallah ( Al Ahmadi) is Director of Bridging the Gulf Foundation for Human security in the Gulf region ( six Arab Gulf countries). Mrs. Hamidallah is a lawyer, graduated at Pantheon Assas University ( Paris, France).
Former Coordinator for the Middle East & North Africa region at Amnesty International (the Netherlands). Member of the steering committee of the Center for the Advancement of Women and Diversity in Business at the Webster University where she is lecturing in the International NGO program.
As expert for the Middle East and North Africa, she has a long experience working in the field of democracy, agency and participation, peace and security, human development, economic justice gender and human rights mainstreaming in the so-called MENA region . She has participated in different international panels and debates, written different articles and conducted research in the field of NGO's work, civil society strengthening and capacity building tackling civil society empowerment and development in the Arab world with particular focus on the Arab Gulf countries.