Amira Hossam Abdel-Aziz

Co-Founder, Collective Routes

Amira Abdel-Aziz has 15 years of experience in the fields of  policy change and national strategies, alternative care for children, youth development, social entrepreneurship, and organizational culture.

Amira specializes in participatory approaches, evidence based research, development program design, management and evaluation, in addition to designing and facilitating multi-stakeholder and/ or large scale events.

In relations to these areas, Amira has consulted and worked with UNICEF Egypt, ILO Egypt, Oxfam Novib, Save the children, Goethe Institute, Care International, GiZ, and British Council. In addition to national organizations and governmental entities; i.e. MoF, MoSS, MoPED.

Regionally, Amira has work experience in Yemen, Lebanon, Jordan, Libya, Morocco, and Egypt

Internationally, Amira has participated in several international events; i.e. IAFOR conference (2019), Culture Innovators Network (2017), Alternative Care Conference in (2016), Tool Fair of Salto Centre (2016&2010), World Economic Forum (2008)

For Awards, Amira has been awarded “the best research award” by Open Society in 2017, and contributed to the winning of Wataneya Society of “Dubai International Award” as “Best Practice” in 2014 and the recognition of the GiZ- participatory development program as a promising practice by the same award in 2008  

Amira is a cofounder of Collective Routes Co. (2018), Mesaha for community development (2011) and Namaa for sustainable development (2011)

Amira holds a master degree from Tor-Vergata University, Rome in Economic Development and Bachelor degree in Economics from Cairo University.

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About Collective Routes; We are inspired by birds’ collective behavior, shown in the murmuration phenomena. Therefore it is reflected in our approach, practices, and even our logo!

The murmuration phenomena happen when hundreds, sometimes thousands, of starlings fly together in highly coordinated patterns, showing a remarkable ability to maintain cohesion as a group in highly uncertain environments. Scientists still can not understand why it happens and how it happens. Yet it happens in smooth and complex patterns that perform one of nature’s most significant spectacular phenomena in the world. Likewise, we see social change as a spectacular human phenomenon that is collective, cohesive, complex, and informed.

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