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Chief of Party, Iraq Community Resilience Initiative Saeed Uri

Saeed Uri has 13 years of experience managing development projects, including over 10 years in complex, high-speed, and challenging positions in fragile or transitional environments such as Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Sudan, and Libya. Saeed leads Chemonics’ efforts on adaptive programming in dynamic environments that places communities at the center. He currently serves as Chemonics’ chief of party on USAID’s OTI Iraq Community Resilience Initiative. In this role, he leads programming to strengthen civic action by working with local partners to increase community involvement in addressing local issues, while mobilizing advocacy and campaign efforts to address common causes across Iraq. Saeed also has expertise in supporting early recovery and durable returns, countering disinformation, and addressing the influence of malign actors. He holds an MA in international peace and conflict resolution and speaks Arabic fluently.

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Why Holistic Inclusion Matters for Stabilization Programs

A deep understanding of the gender and social norms, and the complexities influencing stability, is needed to ensure stabilization programming is addressing the right problem, in the right way. This often starts with talking to members of the community and local colleagues, reading reports, and, these days, monitoring social media to track trends. In challenging,…