Dina El-Mamoun

Yemen Country Director for Civilians in Conflict

Country of focus: Yemen
Based in Yemen

Dina El-Mamoun (@DinaDena00)  is  Yemen Country Director for Civilians in Conflict, a non-government organization which works with armed actors and civilians in conflict to develop and implement solutions to prevent, mitigate and respond to civilian harm.

Dina leads interventions on protection of civilians in close collaboration with the UN Secretary General’s Special Envoy to Yemen on security sector reform.  She also leads @CivCenter ‘s support to community protection groups working on peace and security at the local level.

She has +20 years of experience working on governance, rule of law, advocacy, gender, human rights, and civilian protection issues at international, regional, and country levels at several organizations.

She previously worked as Yemen Country Director at Geneva Call, an independent humanitarian organization working to improve the protection of civilians in armed conflict. She was chief technical advisor at the United Nations Development Program in Yemen, leading a human rights transitional project 2013-2016.

She was a researcher in the Middle East and North Africa Program at the International Secretariat of Amnesty International in London for 13 years. She held policy, advocacy, media and protection roles at Oxfam International in Yemen.

Dina also created the country specific and regional NGO networks on; combating violence and discrimination against women, and Counter Terror with Justice for Amnesty International.  In 2019, Dina joined the United Nations Development Program’s gender advisory board for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region which was entrusted with overseeing the production a MENA-wide report on gender justice and equality before the law.

Dina is a Law graduate with Master of International Law from Exeter University, UK and Postgraduate Diploma in European Community Law, from Kings College, University of London. She also has a Legal Practice Certificate (England and Wales).