Mr. Zakaria Hanafi is a seasoned international development professional with over 17 years of experience in international development, technical assistance, civil society, and governance programs. Mr. Hanafi is an effective convener and institutional representative with multi-regional and sectoral experience, focused on leveraging industry-wide knowledge and best practices in shaping programming, operational policies, and procedures. Mr. Hanafi has regional expertise in the Middle East and North Africa, Sub Saharan Africa, Eurasia, the Caribbean, and Latin America regions, including extensive experience with the U.S. Government assistance mechanisms with a focus on capacity building, legal and institutional reforms and engagement of civil society organizations. Zakaria holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business and a Master’s degree (Honors Program) in International Relations from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Mr. Hanafi speaks and writes in five languages namely English, French, Arabic, Italian, and Spanish. Also, he is a life member of Georgetown’s International Scholars Honor Society.