Sajeda Shawa

Sajeda Shawa

Humanitarian Advisor, United Nations

Sajeda Shawa is a Humanitarian expert by profession, Humanitarian Giver by passion. A walking example of resilient Arab females in the field of humanitarian emergency response, humanitarian advocate for survivors of conflicts in the Middle East.

Over 15 years of focused experience on connecting those with resources to those in need via accountable fundraising, advocacy, donor relations and partnerships at the United Nations, European Commission and USAID.

A graduate of Harvard Executive Education Program, with extensive emphasis on “Public Leadership: organizing and leading change”, “Public Narrative : Leadership, storytelling, and action, and lastly on “Leadership and Character in Uncertain Times”. Holder of an MA in International studies, focusing on the humanitarian landscape in the gulf region post Arab spring, and a BA in English Language and Literature.

On voluntarily basis, an active women presence empowerment and social change advocate. A qualified Director certified by the IFC – International Finance Corporation, cohort of 2022. Featured among 45 Arab women role models in "Empowering through healthy living - Jordan 2020. Member in the International Federation for Business & Professional Women – 2021. Global thinker mentee by “The Global Thinkers Forum Athena Mentoring Program for 2019” capitalizing on accountable leadership, women’s empowerment and youth development in the MENA region. A mother of teenagers and true believer in the power of youth. Volunteering president of Junior chamber International Senate foundation in Jordan supporting Jordanian youth fulfilling global citizenship framework, SDGs , and building meaningful partnerships.