Ma’mon Khalaf

Master HOPE Coordinator

I am Ma’mon Khalaf, the Coordinator for HOPE Master. I graduated in English language and literature at Yarmouk University, Jordan to come back to my village as an English language teacher with UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Work Agency for Palestinian Refugees).

After eight years of being fully involved in supporting Palestinian refugees in Jordan I decided to move to Italy in 2009 in order to follow the dream of accomplishing my higher studies. So that, I earned two master degrees from the University of Roma Tre: in Peacekeeping and Security Studies in 2010, and European citizenship and Euro-Mediterranean Integration in 2011.

Since then, I have been volunteering and working in the humanitarian and emergency sector with different local and international non profit organizations. I served as a Field Support Officer at the EUAA (European Union Asylum Agency) in Rome. In this role, I effectively liaised with tribunals, EUAA Research Officers and coordinated 150+ team members.

Previously, I held the position of Project Clerk at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Campobasso, Italy. During this tenure, I played a crucial role in scheduling asylum seekers’ appointments for submitting international protection requests, allocating asylum seekers to various hosting structures in the Molise region, and ensuring compliance of their applications with related regulations.

Between May 2017 and December 2018, I held the role of Greenline Coordinator at the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) HQ in Rome. In this capacity, I adeptly supervised the daily work of nine team members, ensuring seamless communication between beneficiaries, the HQ office, field teams, and Italian authority offices. I was responsible for collecting, analyzing, and classifying cases and data from beneficiaries and the field, which formed the basis for preparing detailed weekly and monthly descriptive and statistical reports.

In recent years, I decided to make a step further in my professional life so I enrolled in the PMC master for international cooperation and development at Social Change School. This step was fundamental for me as I launched a promising environmental project in Jordan for restoring degraded ecosystems, promoting circular economy and improving resilience to climate change in terms of water security and alternative energy resources. So I started collaborating with the School because I like helping future social change makers.

Beside that, I am a Journalist Writer for different Arab media outlets and platforms. I have authored weekly articles and in-depth reports on political, socio-economic, cultural issues, and human rights.

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