Habib Rajeh is an internationally astute, results-focused, articulate global development professional with more than ten years of experience in senior positions in the Middle East, Eastern Africa, and Latin America, including key humanitarian positions as Technical Advisor, Country Director, Regional Director, Team Leader, Program Director, Area Coordinator and Program Manager in the international humanitarian response and development.
Additionally, he has a comprehensive understanding of emergency response, including rapid needs assessment proposal development, project implementation, and reporting based on Sphere standards, Humanitarian Accountability Principles, protection, and gender considerations.
A globally-oriented strategic thinker and planner, Radwan Chanawani organized the Syrian Turkish forum with the presence of the Turkish Prime Minister as well as coordinated the International Conference for Investment and Financial Markets in Damascus, Syria for four consecutive years ultimately resulting in the launching of the Damascus Securities Exchange.
Mr. Chanawani has also successfully launched, managed, and operated over 70 global events, executed event fulfillment for B2C events, coordinated the largest global insurance conferences (The Arab Insurance Conference, the 26th GAIF General Insurance Conference, and The Third Damascus Insurance Forum), and much more.
A graduate of University of Detroit Mercy, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Mr. Radwan Chanawani has a Minor in Computer Information Systems from Humboldt State University, as well as a Certification in Exhibition Management.
Miss. Rania holds a Bachelor’s degree in Dentistry. She worked as an academic administrator for five years. She has been working in the humanitarian field for eight years with local and major international NGOs in Yemen.
Rania worked on various projects and grants funded by major donors, including UNICEF, ECHO, OCHA, and USAID.
She worked with communities in remote areas and local partners on peacebuilding, protection and nutrition, education, child protection, and capacity building programming. Before joining UMR, Rania was working with GC as a Program Manager for the USAID Funded Yemen development.
Ms. Tahani holds a Master’s degree in Gender Studies. She has been working in the humanitarian field for seven years with local and major international NGOs In Jordan. she has experience in project management, research, and MEAL.
She successfully managed grants funded by major donors, including BPRM, UNWomen, Trust Fund, UNICEF, IRC, Alianza, and SIDA.
She worked closely with the grassroots community structures and partners on peace building, sexual and reproductive health, gender and human rights programming.