Iman Bibars

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"Iman Bibars has a BA and an MA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo, and holds a Ph.D. in Development Studies, with a focus on states' social policies and reform, from the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex University, in the UK. Her recent work examined public expenditures specifically regarding social safety nets. A Regional Expert, she has more than 25 years of experience in strategic planning, policy formulation, community development and project design. She has dedicated her life to working with marginalized and voiceless groups: female heads of households in Egypt's poorest areas, street children, street vendors and garbage collectors. She has also worked with UNICEF, Catholic Relief Services, CARE-Egypt, GTZ and KFW. Lastly, Iman is herself a social entrepreneur, co-founding and currently chairing The Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women, a CSO providing credit and legal aid for impoverished women heading their households." [1]

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  1. Iman Bibars, Ashoka, accessed February 27, 2011.
  2. Climate Prosperity Alliance About, organizational web page, accessed April 29, 2014.
  3. Global Urban Development Board, organizational web page, accessed May 1, 2014.