Team type: Libya Team

Nada Markous


Nada is Deputy Country Manager for Libya, responsible for strategic planning, programme delivery, project management, and financial management. Before joining PCi, Nada was Office Manager at the Commerzbank Representative’s Office in Libya. Nada graduated in Business Administration and Information Technology.

Nabiel Rafalla

Nabiel is the Project Officer for the eastern region of Libya. He has worked in the field of general contracting for more than ten years. Nabil obtained a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Benghazi

Serein Sharda

Serein is responsible for monitoring and evaluation of grants. Before joining PCi, Serein worked for Bankera as a Business Development Manager. Serein holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. She was a participant at UNESCO’s Regional Education for Sustainable Development Workshop for Arab Youth Leaders in Beirut.

Riyad Boumtari

Riyad is a Junior Peacebuilding Consultant in the Libya office. He has extensive experience working as a trainer on various projects including the Constitution Ambassador’s Programme (funded by the EU) and the Convergence Project that sought to improve awareness of local administration laws (funded by the DAI Foundation). Riyad holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Benghazi.

Lamis Ben Aiyad

Lamis is responsible for maintaining an up to date understanding of peace and conflict dynamics and conflict sensitivity considerations in Libya, using social media, media monitoring and other sources. She has acquired experience over the last four years working for both local and international organisations, focused on deepening and expanding the role of young people and women in peace processes, intersected identities in conflict-affected environments, and minority rights.

Ibrahim Shebani

Ibrahim was one of the founders and creative director of Alentishar Media agency, managing many media outlets such as Alassema TV, The Libyan Magazine and Radio Zone. After 2011, he became more involved in civil society and participated in youth empowerment conferences providing media support. This led to a democracy fellowship at Syracuse University in the USA with two months’ training at Freedom House. In 2014, Ibrahim moved to Jordan to join the founding team of Libya’s Channel and Libyan Business TV and in 2018 became the Sales and Marketing Manager for BBC Media Action, North Africa office.

Sarah Abusaoud

As the Project Coordinator for Libya, Sarah is responsible for managing the Project Officers in their day-to-day work and reporting. Before joining PCi, Sarah worked for UNHCR Libya as Senior Project Control Assistant. Sarah graduated with a Higher Diploma from the Tripoli Accounting and Administration College.

Lamya Abusahmin

Lamya is responsible for day-to-day coordination of project activities related to the peacebuilding practitioners’ network; this includes communication and monitoring and evaluation. She also supports logistics related to PCi events inside and outside of Libya. Before joining PCi, Lamya worked as a Finance Officer at Radisson Blu Hotels. Lamya holds a Higher National Diploma in Business Administration from BTEC, University of Libya.

Kristine Raunkiær-Jensen

Kristine is PCi’s Conflict Analysis and Conflict Sensitivity Adviser based in Tunis. Kristine works on PCi’s Conflict Sensitive Assistance in Libya (CSA) programme, providing analysis of the conflict in Libya and supporting international assistance providers to strengthen their ability to be conflict sensitive. Prior to joining PCi, Kristine took part in a network of Danish civil society organisations working on conflict prevention. She conducted a conflict sensitivity assessment of a market development programme in Sri Lanka, and, in a consultancy role, provided a range of analysis and advisory services to international assistance providers working in fragile and conflict-affected contexts.

Erika Atzori

Erika manages and advises on the Libya ‘Social Peace and Local Development’ project. Prior to this, she was responsible for the ‘Strengthening Local Capacities for Resilience & Recovery’ and ‘Stabilisation Facility for Libya’ projects, implemented in partnership with UNDP. Before joining PCi in 2015, Erika worked at the IC Publications Group in London, producing research and content for events focusing on Africa and the Middle East, and as a Research and Teaching Assistant in History and Institutions of Mediterranean Countries at the University of Bologna. Erika holds an MSc in Middle East Politics from SOAS and an MSc in Development Studies from the University of Bologna.