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TIMEP’s 2022-2023 Nonresident Fellowship Cohort

TIMEP is thrilled to announce the members of its 2022-2023 Nonresident Fellowship cohort!

Tackling critical issues from climate change and food security to digital rights in countries from Tunisia to Lebanon, these fellows bring a diverse and dynamic array of expertise and insights to the TIMEP team. 

Throughout their one year fellowships, TIMEP’s nonresident fellows will be producing engaging and interactive content on top issues affecting their mandate, connecting and collaborating with like-minded organizations, and sharing their knowledge and analysis with journalists, advocates, and policymakers.

Interested in getting in touch with TIMEP’s fellows? Email [email protected]


Meet the 2022-2023 Nonresident Fellowship Cohort:

Muhsen AlMustafa is a researcher at the Omran Center for Strategic Studies. He has published on the Syrian military establishment, legal issues, gender, and elections in the context of the Syrian army and constitution. He previously participated in Tawazun, the Index of Arab Civil-Military Relations launched by the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center. Read his full bio here.

Fellowship Mandate: Security, Military, and Governance (Syria)


Malak Altaeb is an independent consultant, analyst, and researcher.  She has published policy papers on water-related issues. She holds a master’s degree in Environmental Policy from Sciences Po, Paris, and a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Tripoli, Libya; and she is a graduate of the North African Policy Initiative’s Young Policy Leaders Program. Read her full bio here.

Fellowship Mandate: Food Security (North Africa)


Aymen Bessalah is the Advocacy and Policy Analyst at Al Bawsala, a Tunisian NGO promoting democracy and human rights, leading the organization’s human rights scope across different projects. Prior to joining Al Bawsala, Aymen worked with other NGOs in Tunisia. He studied International Relations at the University of Tunis El Manar and holds an MA in European Interdisciplinary Studies from the College of Europe. Read his full bio here.

Fellowship Mandate: Governance and the Rule of Law (Tunisia)


Hussein Cheaito is a Development Economist at The Policy Initiative, a Beirut-based research center that aims to empirically assess existing policies and generate viable alternatives. Hussein is interested in the economics of decentralization, gender and queer economics, and development economics. He seeks to advocate for an economic research agenda that is heterodox, localized, and feminist in nature. Read his full bio here.

Fellowship Mandate: Governance and Economic Development (Lebanon)

Achref Chibani is a Tunisian journalist, researcher, and civil society activist whose core areas of focus are climate change, renewable energies, and environmental protection. Based in Tataouine, southern Tunisia, Achref is also an Early Career Researcher Representative at the MENA Social Policy Network. Read his full bio here.

Fellowship Mandate: Climate Change (MENA)


Samia Errazzouki is a co-founder of Khmissa, an NGO that advocates for women’s rights in Morocco through an intersectional lens. Samia has worked as a Morocco-based journalist, reporting for the Associated Press, and later with Reuters. She has also worked as a research associate with the University of Cambridge, researching the dynamics of surveillance and citizen media. Read her full bio here.

Fellowship Mandate: Press Freedom (North Africa)


Hamid Khalafallah is a development practitioner, researcher, and policy analyst, currently working as a Program Officer for the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA) Over the years, he has worked for international and national organizations in Sudan on governance and development issues. He has been active with various civil resistance groups in Sudan. Read his full bio here.

Fellowship Mandate: Inclusive Governance and Mobilization (Sudan)


Rima Sghaier is an intersectional feminist activist, researcher, policy analyst, FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) enthusiast, and an avid advocate for internet freedom. She is currently Senior Program Manager at Team CommUNITY @ ARTICLE 19. She is a member of the Advisory Committee of the digital rights unconference, Bread&Net. Read her full bio here.

Fellowship Mandate: Power and Technology (MENA)


Mona Zeineddine is the Advocacy Manager at Women Now for Development, a feminist, women-led NGO dedicated to deepening and strengthening women’s role in Syrian and host communities by enhancing their political, social, and economic participation. Mona was previously the Litigation Program Coordinator at the Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM). Read her full bio here.

Fellowship Mandate: Gender Transformative Justice (Syria)