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Area of Study: Public Policy Analysis and Public Administration

    Wafa Attawil works as a Project Coordinator with the Tripoli Municipal Council and Mayor’s office, where she heads several local projects. She also manages projects with the European Union. Ms. Attawil previously served as Senior Program Development Officer at Chemonics International. In that role she developed plans aimed at building the capacity of local government in Western Libya. After the Libyan revolution Ms. Attawil played a key role in a program to achieve responsive governance at the local level. She went on to introduce this program at a national level. Post-revolution, Ms. Attawil volunteered with various nonprofit organizations where she learned about the impact of community work. As a volunteer, she raised funds for individuals injured during the revolution, and designed plans to help organizations manage their employees and volunteers. Ms. Attawil also volunteered as an election observer during Libya’s first parliamentary elections in the post-Gaddafi era. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Tripoli University. As a Humphrey Fellow Ms. Attawil hopes to gain new knowledge in public service at the local and national levels, including how citizen engagement can foster national security and stability. She hopes to use that knowledge to ultimately provide analysis and information to all levels of the Libyan government during the policy making process.