Ali Al-Assaf has more than 20 years of experience with international not-for-profit agencies and corporate engineering. He has worked for IWPR (Institute for War and Peace Reporting), Oxfam, Mercy Corps, Relief International, UN agencies, USAID funded programs on conflict mitigation, peacebuilding, civil society engagement, strengthening local governments, and humanitarian aid. He brings extensive experience in project development and management, training, and M&E. He has conducted studies and researches on civil society, youth, humanitarian aid, and conflict management. Ali has a Ph.D. in Engineering Management and Project Design and holds PMD-executive level from Maastricht School of Management MSM, PMD Pro for Program management-APMG international.