Consultancy & Training
As a result of all the work that Mohamed has conducted in the field of development, democracy, and good governance in the last nine years, he has become an independent consulter and valuable resource for different international and national development organizations, which aim to support Libya’s democratic transition and foster sustainable development.
From February 2014 to May 2014, Mohamed served as the project coordinator of the World Economic Forum. He managed the data collection team of Libya’s Global Competitiveness Report of 2014-2015, as well as reviewed completed questionnaires and reported to the project director.
In May and June of 2016, Mohamed was the Peer Reviewer of the Resource Governance Index 2016. In this position, he reviewed and fact-checked a highly detailed questionnaire regarding Libya’s oil and gas sector, which was completed by the researcher for the country of Libya. In addition, Mohamed also supplied information on the overall governance of the extractives sector, including government reporting, disclosure practices, and information about Libya’s legal framework.
Most notable of Mohamed’s consulting experience, he served as the National Consultant for UNDP and UNSMIL’s Libya Toward Reconciliation Project from May 2017 to March 2018. In this project, Mohamed provided advice and practical support to UNSMIL and UNDP in their tasks of assisting the Libyan authorities. He also supported local actors and civil society organizations to help design and implement a national reconciliation process, ensuring a nationally owned and led process that emphasized participation, inclusiveness, accountability, and transparency. Specifically, the consultant assisted the project to guarantee that the national reconciliation strategy thoroughly included the rights and concerns of the youth community.
At the same time that Mohamed was serving as the National Consultant, Mohamed was also the Supervisor of the Development Team of Active Citizen’s Civic and Political Participation from September 2017 to September 2018. Currently, Mohamed has been the ESCWA and GIZ socio economic dialogue project’s advisory board member since February 2019.
Professional Civil Society Organization`s Training
Hamuda has led professional civil society organization’s training by drawing from 15 different civil society organizations in Sabha and Alkufra. The program targeted 50 participants, 30 from Sabha and 20 from Alkufra, in order to develop their strategic planning and project management skills, and to strengthen social cohesion in their communities. Hamuda utilized his experience of promoting social projects in fragile and conflict affected communities to assist the trainees. He emphasized the importance of networking, culturally sensitive project planning, collaborative working, and long-term peacebuilding.
Hamuda trained more than 120 Libyan youths on important democratic principles, human rights, and civil activism. The training was based on a 74-page curriculum that was developed by Hamuda and his colleagues, who all have extensive experience in civil society. The curriculum comprises of six chapters, with each chapter providing examples and cases from Libya to provide context for each topic.
The training was designed to be interactive with most of the learning done through activities and games, such as puzzles, simulations, role playing, and group discussions. Visual aids were also effectively utilized in the training through the use of humorous and motivational videos.
Some testimonials from the trainees include:
“I felt engaged in most activities and I never felt embarrassed even though I’m a shy girl.”
“I totally loved the training; I wish if you could extend it in the future to a six days training and explain everything further in details.”
Here is the link to the entire curriculum:
- Proposal Writing Training
UNDP Libya and UN women Libya launched a joint Call for Proposal for small low grants to support local women and youth civil society organizations in Libya. The Call for Proposal was initiated in response to the needs of local grassroot organizations, which are often at the forefront of responding to the complex humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding challenges that women and youth face in Libya.
Mohamed Hamuda was a part of the first phase of the Call for Proposal, which included training civil society organizations to strengthen their institutional and organizational skills. These valuable skills allowed the 15 organizations to effectively conceptualize, design, and implement new social programs.
These organizations have become increasingly important as eight years of instability and insecurity has taken its toll on many parts of the Libyan population, not only in conflict affected areas, but also at a national level through economic insecurity and widespread instability. These issues present a critical need to support grassroots organizations at the local level, ensuring that they are supported to carry out projects in the community and equipped to manage any received grants.
Overall, Hamuda is a focused and proactive person with a commitment to deliver the highest standard of service at all times. He possesses exemplary interpersonal and communication skills, as well as a natural ability to work under pressure. Hamuda is a resourceful, organized and efficient leader, who motivates and encourages others to consistently produce positive results and achieve shared goals.
Be The First
The media has allowed Hamuda to reach a greater range of people, which has increased the exposure of his projects and campaigns. Specifically, he has utilized the media during his years of work in the field of democratic development, where he focused on empowering younger generations.
Mohamed Hamuda believes that reconciliation must first begin with the will of members in society and victims of the conflict. Only then, can justice be achieved through the efforts of civil and political institutions, as well as security policies, which take into account geographical, demographic, and cultural dimensions.
On top of participating in myriads of forums and conferences, Mohamed is also a jury member of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung organization’s young leaders’ program in Libya, and a member of the UNDP’s Arab Human Development Report.
Mohamed Hamuda, has always been an individual who has sought change for the greater benefit beyond himself. His vision, bigger than the local world which surrounded him; a mission to advocate and integrate change within a local, regional and global scale.