Iraq Programme Director
Romy is IWPR’s programmes director in Iraq. She is an expert in security sector reforms and digital countering extremism strategies in the MENA region. A communication specialist during the term of former Iraqi prime minister Haydar el Abadi, Romy designed multiple campaigns to counter Islamic State expansion and recruitment. Also, as a certified mediator specialising in political mediation, she worked on numerous projects with Lebanese government institutions as well as lecturing and training within international institutions such as NATO. Romy also worked as a stabilisation officer with the Lebanese Armed Forces and as a humanitarian analyst on Syrian refugees with various international stakeholders including the Dutch, American, British and Danish governments.