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Anastacia Hajj

Communications and Outreach Director Anastacia Hajj

Anastacia Hajj leads the USAID Lebanon Community Support Program’s communications team to ensure effective and impactful reporting and public outreach. With more than 13 years of experience in the design and implementation of media, advocacy, and communications strategies in the MENA region for development actors and the private sector, she has assumed technical and managerial positions with donors and UN agencies, as well as several international NGOs. Her professional portfolio includes leading on reporting and communications at the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their regional development and protection program in Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq. She has also designed and implemented communication strategies for the Food and Agriculture Organization, Mercy Corps, and Save the Children International.

Prior to her work in the development sector, Anastacia managed international news agency accounts and freelance journalists to produce news content from conflict areas including Ukraine, Central African Republic, and Syria. She holds a BA in sociology and anthropology, as well as a diploma in communications and media studies from the American University in Beirut (AUB). She also worked as a graduate and research assistance at AUB while studying for her MA in media studies.

by Anastacia Hajj

USAID’s Climate Strategy in Action: Expanding Seedling Production in Lebanon Amidst Climate Change

The Baalbek-Hermel Governorate in the Beqaa region is one of Lebanon’s most vulnerable communities. The area’s approximately 130,000 residents, of which 55,000 are refugees, rely heavily on agricultural production for their livelihoods, which is increasingly threatened by socio-economic pressures and climate change. Since 2019, skyrocketing inflation amidst the country’s ongoing socio-economic crisis has placed increasing strain on local…