Development Champions

Jamila Ali Rajaa

Deputy Head of Reconciliation and Consultation Committee

Ambassador for the government of Yemen, with a 30-year career as a representative and advisor in the diplomatic corps, as well as various ministries. Rajaa was also a prominent mediator and moderator as a member of Yemen’s National Dialogue Conference in 2013.

Rajaa has been a consultant for stakeholders involved in peace efforts in Yemen, including Germany, the United Kingdom and the United Nations. She is also the founder of a private consultancy firm that works closely with international and regional development and humanitarian agencies. Her recent consultative work relates to the restoration of state institutions and transitional norms for national reconstruction. Rajaa has published numerous studies and articles related to human development, human rights, media and communications, gender, and civil society in Yemen and across the Middle East and North Africa. She is a founding member of Yemeni Women Pact for Peace and Security.

Rajaa holds a master’s degree in journalism from the American University of Cairo, and a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Cairo University.