Salama Bakhalah joined the Yemen Policy Center as an Associate Fellow in 2022. Her research focuses on accountability to the affected population, community engagement, humanitarian aid planning and delivery.
Salama has more than nine years’ experience in the field of Emergency Response and Post Conflict Programming, with a focus on internally displaced populations, migrants, and refugees. She has worked with organisations including BRC, OCHA, IOM, and United Nations Development Programme. She acted as head of IOM sub-office in Yemen and Inter Cluster Coordinator with OCHA. She has worked with national NGOs and supported establishing several coordination networks. She was selected by USAID as a Peace Scholar in 2009 representing Yemen and selected by the UK government as a Chevening Scholar in 2014.
She holds a BA Degree in Applied Arts and Sciences and a Master’s degree in International Development Management.