Dina Hashem works as Director for Global Partnerships at Habitat for Humanity International. Ms. Hashem has an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from SOAS, University of London. Ms. Hashem’s professional career in the international humanitarian and development sector spans 20 years. She has successfully developed organisational strategic plans to unlock institutional funding partnerships globally that deliver impactful programmes for Habitat for Humanity International, Finn Church Aid (FCA), Overseas Development Institute and Plan International. She has solid experience in advancing collaborative partnerships by building congruent and high performing teams, often remotely, that achieve shared goals by fostering trust with key stakeholders. She led the start-up of a grants teams to increase the global income of institutional funding and was deployed to for short and longer term assignments to country offices to scale programming and funding for refugee response and rights-based development approaches.
She has a familial connection to the Middle East region and was able to effectively hit the ground running in building its capacity. She has developed tools and standardized processes socializing them into organizations through change management skills. Combined with delivering workshops in the country programmes to advance learning and enable national teams to produce quality proposals to scale complex programmes in concert with amplifying national voices to directly influence key decision makers on the most pressing issues. Pioneering a continuous and active strategy to influence significant partners and finding new opportunities to ensure visibility for the organisations she has worked with has been central to her career including stewarding, facilitating meetings and empowering or coaching colleagues to spot trends, see entry points and threats, trouble shooting and successfully securing strong growth.