Fellowship period: 1 January 2020 - 30 June 2020
Mohamad Al-Ashmar is a development scholar and economics professional with almost ten years of experience in the international development sectors, with a focus on intersections of economic governance, development, and humanitarian issues in Syria and hosted countries.
He has gained this professional experience working with development cooperation agencies and UN organizations in Syria and Lebanon, academic institutions, and civil society organisations across the MENA and EU region.
He holds an MSc in Economics Policy from the University of Reading (UK), an MBA in Corporate Management, and a BSc in Economics (Syria). Mohamad was awarded the Chevening Leadership Award from the UK Government in 2016.
In the last years he has worked as a Programme Development Consultant, Advisor and Researcher, including his current capacity as a Programme Development Consultant and M&E/Research Specialist for several donors, Humanitarian and International agencies. He has led several research projects on Economic Development and Youth Inclusion, NGO sector, the Syria's War Economy and prospects of Reconstruction.