Floresca Karanàsou joined INTRAC as a principal consultant for the Middle East and North Africa in January 2016. She has worked for more than 18 years with civil society organisations in the Middle East and has been involved with the region for over 30. Her professional experience spans the fields of human rights, advocacy, peace and justice and international development as well as academic research.
She has managed programmes in the Middle East for Christian Aid, Quaker Peace and Social Witness and the American Friends Service Committee and she has also worked for the University of Edinburgh.
She has a D.Phil in Oriental Studies for the University of Oxford and a BA in Politics from the School of African and Asian Studies of the University of Sussex. Since the mid-1980s, she has also lived, studied, researched or worked in Tunisia, Egypt and Jordan. She speaks Greek, Arabic and French.
She has experience in programme management, strategic planning, advocacy training, rights-based approaches to development and monitoring and evaluation.