Experts Network

MEKEI, in conjunction with WASD, has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the network. Interested in joining the expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisation: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Faten Aggad

Head of Program ECDPM


Location: Maastricht, Netherlands


Algerian of origin, South African by training. Currently working and living in the Netherlands providing policy advice on political governance (including on Goal 16) to African institutions (AUC, NPCA, regional economic communities, pan-african parliament) as well as to the EU. Previously, I worked as a civil society training on the African Peer Review Mechanism (based in Johannesburg with regular visits to other African countries), a regional consultant for the Africa Forum under the leadership of Mozambican former president Joaquim Chissano, as well as a researcher at the Africa Institute of South Africa.

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