Heba Abou Shnief

Heba Abou Shnief

Heba Abou Shnief

Ms. Abou Shnief is currently Research Advisor at the American University in Cairo’s Gerhart Center for Philanthropy and Civic Engagement, where she leads work examining strategic philanthropic practices and philanthropy eco-systems. She has over 17 years of experience in development and policy-relevant research. Ms. Abou Shnief has designed and led research programmes in regional, government and university affiliated think-tanks in the Middle East North Africa (MENA) region; she has also advised a number of intergovernmental bodies, international organizations, grant-making foundations and the private sector. In addition to authoring and co-authoring publications in the field of philanthropy, economic governance and political economy issues, Ms. Abou Shnief is a 2014 Senior International Fellow of the City University of New York’s (CUNY’s) Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.