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Mohsen Marzouk
Brussels , Belgium
25 years of active and progressive professional experience in the MENA region as senior manager, strategic planner, program implementer, trainer, researcher and writer, in the following disciplines: Democracy Transition processes, Communication, Human rights, National reconciliation and conflict resolution strategies, Civil society organisations and Grant making. Poet and journalist.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
Professional Experience:
3.1. Since January 2016, Freelance Expert on Political and Institutional Transitions. Based in Tunisia, Morocco (2021) and Belgium (2022)

3.2. 2015, Minister for Political Affairs, Tunisian Republic Presidency.

3.3. March 2008-March2013
Secretary General of the Arab Democracy Foundation. Doha, Qatar

3.4. October 2005 to March 2008
Director, Regional program for Civil Society-North Africa- FREEDOM HOUSE
In charge of three programs that cover Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt and Syria. Programs intend to support the emergence of new generation of democracy and human rights activists. Regional program Director provides strategic guidance to the overall regional program, design program, set work plans, manage funding and small grants and develop fundraising strategies. The Regional Program Director supervises a staff of eight persons including 3 program Officers and a Senior Program Officer.

3.5. Since June 2006: Founder and General Executive Coordinator of Al Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center

3.6. January 2004-Sepetmber 2006:
Director, Program Director for Algeria Program- Freedom House
The program focuses on National Reconciliation processes. Director is responsible for program development and implementation, including the technical assistance, coalition building and small grants components of the project. Responsibilities also include financial management, staff supervision, and public relations

3.7. September 2002-December 2003
Regional Coordinator of ILO’s MENA Gender and Capacity building program. The main task was to develop a strategy for Women Rights associations in order to address efficiently their capacity building needs. ILO’s Regional Coordinator was based in the Center of Arab Women for Training and Research ( CAWTAR).

3.8. September 1995 to July 2002
Arab Regional (Arab MENA) Co-ordinator - El Taller Foundation
The regional co-ordinator is responsible for conceiving and implementing a comprehensive Human Rights and Democracy promotion programme in the Arab region.

3. 9. 1994-1995
Communication and Research Officer - El Taller Foundation
In Charge of a research process on Civil Society and NGOs in the MENA region in addition to El Taller News Letter ( Al Bunyan).

3.9. 1993-1996
Free lance journalist
« l’Observateur », a Tunisian weekly magazine specialized in the Arab Political Affairs.

3.10. 1993-1994:
Free Consultant - Researcher
During this period two important surveys have been implemented on gender issues.

3.11. 1989 – 1993:
Pools and Survey Coordinator, Social Prospective Centre(Tunis)
20 surveys realised during this period. Below example linked to gender and political issues.


1984: High school Diploma of ARTS
1989: B. A. Sociology
1992: M.A–Certificat d’Aptitude à la Recherche. Political Sociology; Dissertation on: “The political student movement in Tunisia, the hidden dynamics”
1991: Diploma of the UNESCO course on International Studies
Dissertation on “Tunisian public opinion and the 2nd golf war”
1993: Diploma of Research ( 1st stage of PhD) in Sociology
Currently in final stage of a PhD thesis on Political Sociology. Subject: “Political Culture in the Maghreb”.

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Arabic
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