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Madiha Kamal Al-Junaid

Madiha Kamal Al-Junaid

History: Young Expert at Meta Meta - Yemen
YEP period 2014 - 2016, batch 4

Position after YEP

Associate at MetaMeta, Yemen

YEP Role

As a Young Expert working for MetaMeta Communications, and hosted by The Water and Environment Center (WEC) at Sana’a University, my work at WEC focused mainly on three projects: (1) Yemen Spate Irrigation Network (YSpN); (2) Strengthening Research capacity in Yemen (NICHE 27); (3) Strengthening and acting as ambassador of TheWaterChannel.tv.

In support to my work within the Young Expert Programme Water (YEP Water) for MetaMeta Communications, I was responsible of performing the tasks listed below:

  • Outreach not only within the water sector organizations but also to a larger audience, using mainstream media (national and international)
  • Document local practices
  • Strengthen farmer to farmer communication
  • Write investigative news articles
  • Elaborate the Yemen Spate Irrigation Network (YSpN) mailing list
  • Link priority themes with possible research topics under WEC
  • Support in relevant trainings and in development of Yemen Water Sector partnership
  • Support WEC in English education and research programmes
  • Maintain and contribute content to www.yemenwater.org
  • Act as an ambassador for TheWaterChannel –sourcing material, developing a client base for TheWaterChannel in the Netherlands, supporting themes of TheWaterChannel and writing and editing English news and investigative articles about Yemen’s water issues

Click here for more information about my project.

 

Skills

  • Communication and Listening Skills
  • Value and Goal Oriented Leadership
  • Planning and Organizing
  • Adaptation to different circumstances, situations and environments
  • Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Success Driven Interpersonal Skills
  • Social Entrepreneurial Skills

Background

Nationality: Yemeni
Education: Bachelor of Computer Science (CS), CS & IT College, Sana’a University, International Exchange Program: International Relations; Model UN; American Government; Southern states cultural and historical studies; Astronomy, Greenville Technical College, South Carolina

 

Experience before YEP

  • International Conferences related to various topics: Environment; Water Issues; Climate Change; Geopolitics; International Conflicts; Internet Governance; Social Innovation and other various topics
  • Journalistic work with a focus on Health and Environment reports
  • Consultancy Work for both EQLIM Company based in Beirut, and the UN Volunteers Program
  • Computer application trainer at the SOUL Organization Center for Development and Training
  • Administration, planning and assisting and supporting the various projects at AlKurby Company for Oil fields and Gas Services
  • Volunteer Youth Educator while planning for the project and leading the other volunteer youth educators team at SOUL Organization for Development in "Offering Second Chance for At-Risk and Marginalized Youth Project"
  • A founding member of the Global Shapers- Sana’a Hub, an initiative of the World Economic Forum to get youth contribute to their communities by implementing projects
  • A former founding member of the Internet Society (ISOC) – Yemen Chapter
  • A former member in “Make a Joy Initiative" fighting against cancer and child labor
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