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Noha is an independent internet governance consultant. Her professional and educational backgrounds are orientated towards development areas with special focus on human development, governance, and public policies. She has led several projects with Hivos iGmena programme that aimed at improving internet governance process in the Middle East and North Africa. These are Internet policy projects designed to raise the awareness of local stakeholders from the MENA region through in-situ capacity building programmes, advocacy campaign, live discussions, and knowledge sharing. To this aim, Noha further conducts research on Internet policy thematic issues in the region. Additionally, she contributes to GIP Digital Watch observatory and moderates online courses for the Internet Society.
Noha is development worker by profession. She received her master’s degree from the University of Manchester in international development: governance and politics and bachelor’s degree from Cairo University in political science. However, her academic research focused on the role of ICTs in building knowledge-based societies as well as developing a conceptual framework that exposes modalities and indicators to examine how Internet related polices safeguard the right to freedom of expression on the Internet.