M&E Specialist and women's Empowerment Trainer
Ibtissam Niri, M&E Specialist and women's Empowerment Trainer
Ibtissam Niri was born in Marrakech, Morocco. She received her bachelor’s degree in Political Studies, Public Law, from Cadi Ayyad University in 2013 and her master’s degree in International Relations and Diplomatic and Consular Law from Hassan II University in 2017. Ibtissam is currently working toward her Ph.D. in Cyberspace at Mohammed V University in Rabat. She has volunteered for several associations dedicated to health, education, and sustainable development. In 2013, she became a volunteer at the High Atlas Foundation in Mohammedia, working on participatory democratic planning and management of development projects there.
Ibtissam previously worked as an Office Manager with the High Atlas Foundation (HAF). Her tasks included responding to requests and queries from partners, participating in conferences and organizing workshops, and supporting Human Resources during team-building activities. Ibtissam has developed her training and facilitation skills as a Women’s Empowerment Trainer, having conducted numerous workshops all over Morocco.
In her current work with HAF, Ibtissam serves as the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist for the Farmer-to-Farmer (F2F) Program in Morocco, which engages U.S. technical experts to serve short-term volunteer assignments for the benefit of local farming cooperatives and associations. In conjunction with the F2F Country Director, she conducts participatory needs assessments with host organizations, and she develops Scopes of Work for incoming volunteers. She also oversees F2F’s knowledge management and monitoring & evaluation systems, providing support to volunteers in matters relating to research and documentation.