Rawan Kahwaji is a Program Officer at the International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN). She supports the Innovative Peace Fund, and is based in Brussels, Belgium. 

Rawan had seven years of experience working with civil society organizations (CSOs) in Turkey, Syria, and Europe and has experience in project coordination, advocacy, and communications within the humanitarian field. Previously, Rawan co-led DARB, a youth-led organization dedicated to building bridges for peace in local communities, where she increased the CSO’s visibility, established an Advocacy and Communication Unit, and executed gender-related projects.  

Rawan is currently pursuing a multidisciplinary degree in Politics, Sociology, and Communication in Brussels. She obtained a degree in Gender and Women’s Studies from the Cairo Institute of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a bachelor’s degree in Instructional Technology from the Middle East Technical University. 

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