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Abdullah J. Alfayadh

Agents of Change Youth Fellow

Professional affiliation

Program Coordinator, United Nation’s Iraq Mission 

Full Biography

Abdullah J. Alfayadh is an international development and peacebuilding practitioner with over 9 years of experience internationally and in the MENA region. He currently works as part of the United Nation’s Iraq Mission, specifically with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as a Program Coordinator overseeing a programming portfolio of three governorates in Central and Northwest, Iraq. In Particular, Abdullah oversees programming that supports community resilience and cohesion, reintegration, and support to communal peace through direct support and partnerships with community groups, including CSO, CBOs, and Local Peace Mechanisms. Prior to joining the Iraq IOM mission, Abdullah was a Program Manager with Chemonics international in Iraq, Nepal, and Tunisia with a diverse technical focus, most recently on post-conflict recovery and social cohesion.  He holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from the University of Manchester, UK, and a Political Science Bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College, US.