Development Champions

Dr. Galal Ibrahim Fakirah (PhD)

Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Yemen to the Jordanian Hashemite Kingdom

Galal Ibrahim Fakirah is an  Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the Republic of Yemen to the Jordanian Hashemite Kingdom and an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Sana’a University. Fakirah has held several positions, including: Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation, Cabinet Secretary General, Member of the Central Bank of Yemen’s Board of Directors, Deputy Minister of Education, Director General of Scholarships and Cultural Relations at the Ministry of Higher Education, Head of Sana’a University’s Academic Development Department, and Chairman of the Technical Team of the Promoting Human Rights Project.

Fakirah has worked with international development organizations, such as the World Bank and the UNDP, in several fields, including Yemen’s National Anti-Corruption Strategy and National Human Rights Strategy. He has also participated in the development of the programs of academic institutions, such as the work to develop programs in academic institutions such as Yemen’s High Military Academy and the Staff and Command College. He also developed higher education programs on gender and international development in Sana’a University in cooperation with the Danish Roskilde University and the American University in Cairo, participated in a women’s empowerment program with the National Women’s Commission and  and the Maastricht School of Management in the Netherlands, participated in the Fulbright Program in the University of Southern California in the United States of America, and taught at the Universiti Utara Malaysia.

Fakirah holds a master’s degree and a doctorate in international relations from Baghdad University, and a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Sana'a Univeristy.