My name is Abbas Abou Zeid. I'm a seasnable consultant, with 20 years of working experience, 10 of which I concentrated my efforts and skills in the field of democratization, election momtoring, and training, by providing support to various programs in the MENA, led by both local and International Organizations.
I served as a board member of the Lebanese Associaton for Democratic Elections LADE fot two years in 2007 and 2008. I was hosted by different organisations as a speaker on elections and gender equity topic, such as the National Democratic Institute, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, and the Arab NGOs Network for Developement.
I- ELECTIONS MONITORING MISSIONS:
National Democratic Institute - “Long Term Observer” - Parliamentary Elections Observation Mission to Algeria, April 2012.
National Democratic Institute - “Short Term Observer” - Parliamentary Elections Observation Mission to Egypt, November 2011.
Lebanese Association for Democratic Election “Short Term Observer” - Parliamentary Elections Observation Mission to Tunisia, October 2011.
Al Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center and Bahrain Transparency Society "Technical Support Consultant". Elections Monitoring Mission to Bahrain, October 2010.
Arab Network for Democratic Elections - “Long Term Observer” - Parliamentary and Presidential Elections Observation Mission to Sudan, March 2010.
II- WORK EXPERIENCE:
Lebanese Association for Democratic Elections LADE.
Training Coordinator, May 2006 - February 2013
Heinrich Böll Foundation
Consultant, Regional Project Advisor, May 2012 - October 2012.
Electoral Reform International Services, Eris
Consultant, June 2012 - July 2012
Office of Transition Initiatives OTI
Trainer, 2008 - 2012
Socio-Economic Rehabilitation Program for Southern Lebanon, Youth Project (UNDP)
Trainer, 2002 - 2009