Emerging Research Affiliate


Oussama is a development practitioner with more than 5 years of experience in project management in the field of local governance, decentralization, citizen participation, and conflict transformation. In 2019, he received the Chevening scholarship to study for a Master of Arts in International Development Management at the University of Bradford, UK and won the outstanding dissertation prize on development at the University. As a consultant, he assisted the Regional Council of Tangier-Tetouan-Al Hoceima to join the Open Government Partnership (OGP) program in 2018 and develop its first action plan for 2021-2023. He also worked with hundreds of Civil Society Organizations across Morocco to promote transparency and access to information. Oussama has a good understanding of various research methods, and extensive experience in data collection and analysis (both qualitative and quantitative) and has co-authored, during COVID, a global research paper about the potential implications of links between national identity, leadership, and public health for managing COVID-19 and future pandemics.