Joyce Hakmeh is a legal and development expert in the MENA region with extensive experience advising on cooperation and communication for private, government and international actors.
Prior to joining Chatham House, Joyce was head of cooperation and partnership of the Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group. Over the past year, she led an initiative with the Lebanese Special Investigation Commission and the Cybercrime Bureau on fighting cybercrime. Previously, Joyce was a senior visiting professional at the Special Tribunal for Lebanon working with the victims unit. She led several legal development projects for UNDP, IFRC and regional NGOs and advised the Lebanese prime minister’s office on advocacy and outreach. She has a rich experience in resource mobilization and she acted as ambassador to the European Commission’s initiative on reforming aid mechanism.
Joyce is a Chevening scholar, she holds a BS in Business from the Lebanese American University and an MA in International Law from SOAS.
- Rule of law and good governance
- International criminal justice
- International humanitarian response
- International aid
|2015-16||Head of Cooperation and Partnership, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal|
|2014||Senior Visiting Professional, Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL)|
|2013||Regional Legal Expert, International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)|
|2011 and 2014||Communication and Advocacy Advisor, UNDP, Lebanese Prime Minister’s Office|
|2010-12||Head of Research and Development Unit, Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)|
|2011-13||Civil Society Ambassador of the Neighbourhood Region, European Commission|
|2008-10||Programme Associate, UNDP, Programme on Governance in the Arab Region|
|2006-08||Projects’ Manager, Arab Center for the Rule of Law and Integrity (ACRLI)|
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