Warda Sahtout manages project progress and deadlines for CCSI’s operations, coordinates training inputs, oversees quality control in CCSI training products, and liaises on logistics arrangements.
She is working on developing practical strategies and enhancing human rights protection as part of her interest in peacebuilding and conflict resolution.
She has first-hand experience of the long-term effects of war and displacement and six years’ work experience in the humanitarian field in Syria during the war. Her expertise includes working in livelihood programs, psycho-social support for children, and empowering women and youth entrepreneurs. She also interned with UNICEF in New York, researching UNICEF’s work on strengthening social cohesion in the Middle East and North Africa Region.
Warda believes in the importance of volunteering, giving back to the community, and social responsibility; thus, she volunteered in Syria with various NGOs\INGOs for more than seven years and volunteered with the UN Alliance of Civilizations during the 8th UNAOC Global Forum as an event organizer.
She holds a master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University/ School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), specializing in Economic and Political Development with a minor in International Conflict Resolution.
She was awarded a Chevening scholarship, “100 Syrian Women, 10000 Syrian Lives” scholarship from Jusoor Organization, and a scholarship from Columbia University. She also received the Women International Leadership Award from International House (I-House) in NYC.