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Walaa M. Ahmed

Walaa Ahmed is the Founder and Director of Better World Organization. Born in 1991 in Duhok City, at an early age of 17, she started voluntary work to support her community. Early in 2014, Walaa joined humanitarian efforts supporting the emergency response efforts to help IDPs and later, in 2017, founded BWO. Walaa was selected to represent Iraq/Kurdistan in the UNAOC (United Nations Alliance for Civilization) fellowship program as a 2018 MENA fellow, where she learned and strengthened her network through visits to the USA and Europe. Walaa was awarded “one of the most influential students” by the University of Duhok in May 2018.

Kawther Mohammed Saeed

Kawther Mohammed Saeed is a member in Board Management of Better World organization working in the position of Director Deputy. Kawther has graduated from English language and literature department from Duhok university, with about five years of experience in her position, where she has the role of supervision to different project teams and activities, she is involved in improving organizational management and improvement.

Payman Jameel Hassan

Payman Jameel Hassan is a member in Board of Management of Better World organization and acting as Operational Manager. Payman is the graduate of University of Duhok Finance and Banking department, and has master degree in science of finance from IIUM university in Malaysia. Payman has five years’ experience in finance management and two years’ experience of operation management where she is managing finance, logistic/procurement, and HR departments. One of main area that Payman is focusing and contributing in Better World is policy and system development of the operation departments.

Soleen Abdulwahid Othman

Soleen Abdulwahid Othman is a member in Board Management of Better World organization and works as a Capacity Building officer with Better World Organization, she has the responsibility of conducting capacity needs assessment of the teams, develop a capacity development plan and ensure its timely implementation. She has also the role of filed supervision where she is providing on-job mentoring to field staff to ensure qualitative work is achieved and Do No Harm approach is respected.

Rozheen Idrees Abid

Rozheen Idrees Abid is a member in Board Management of Better World organization. As a motivated young person, Rozheen’s journey into the realm of NGOs began at BWO, and her enthusiasm for learning and her dedication to enhancing the Kurdish community are evident in her quick learning and ambitious nature. Rozheen currently works as a capacity-building officer in a specific three years project of the organization. But despite of this specific role, she is engaged in supporting the implementation of the organization activities and initiatives.

Hidra Yalda Yaqoob

Hidra Yalda Yaqoob is a member in Board Management of Better World organization. She is working as Monitoring and Evaluation Manager. She is graduated from University of Duhok, college of Law and Politics, Hidra has 10 years of experience in humanitarian field, in different positions all relevant to management and supervision. Hidra is mostly focusing on developing the M&E department to ensure the organization has policies that ensures the transparency, accountability and quality of the work of BWO.

Zheela Hussein Mohammed

Zheela Hussein Mohammed is working in the position of Finance Officer. Zheela graduated from Accounting department from Duhok University, and currently a student in the higher institute of Certified Public accountant. Zheela has over five years’ experience work in the field of finance and accounting. In Better World organization she is keen to support beyond the identified tasks in her position, where she is involved in projects’ budget development and design.

Ava Arshad Jameel

Ava Arshad Jameel is working in the position of Logistics Officer. Ava graduated from English Language &Literature department from Nawroz university. Ava’s journey into the realm of NGOs began at BWO, with about three years of experience in her position. Ava is dedicating her time and efforts not only to fulfill daily logistic tasks but to improve Better World organization work and support the advancement of its system and polices.

Wan Kawa Mohammed

Wan Kawa is working in the position of HR Officer. She holds the degree in Computer Science. Wan brings a diverse skill set encompassing HR, Administration, and Program departments, specifically in PSS, along with proficiency in logistics and procurement tasks. Currently, Wan is actively involved in the advancement of BWO’s HR department, demonstrating a strong commitment to enhancing organizational capabilities and a keen interest in fostering team growth.

Van Hussein Mohammed

Van Hussein Mohammed is working in the position of Finance Assistant and Cashier. She holds the bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of Duhok. Van embarked on her volunteering journey following her participation in IYLEP, where she learned the importance of volunteering and discovered her passion for it. Van has been working with BWO for two years now. She is keen to learn, and dedicating her knowledge and skills to improve the work of BWO.

Dilan Jameel Sulaiman

Dilan Jameel Sulaiman is working in the position of IT Manager. Dilan graduated from Information Technology Management department in Duhok Polytechnic University and student in Master degree in Information Technology Management. Dilan started as volunteer in Better World organization, due to her enthusiasm for learning and supporting she has given the opportunity to work as admin assistant in the organization first, and later given the opportunity to work within her field of work and became IT Manager. Dilan is contributing to improve the work of BWO by her creativity and her love for IT work, she is also supporting the organization with designing and social media management.