Yusra Mahdi manages and develops IFPMCs programmes and projects across Europe and the MENA region. She has a wealth of experience designing and delivering projects on stabilisation, education, peace-building, economic development, and civic engagement. She has technical and practical experience working as project coordinator with DfID-funded CREID programme focusing on Freedom of Religion or Belief (FoRB), developing skills in M & E, research methods, and implementing training. With a background in journalism and media production, Yusra has also developed in-depth knowledge about problems on the ground pertaining ethnic conflict, press freedom, displacement, and poverty. She is bilingual English and Arabic and has MA Human Rights and International Relations from Roehampton university.