Shirin Husseini, a Palestinian, received her Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Birzeit University in Palestine. Shirin holds two master’s degrees; one in Development Administration and Planning from University College London (UCL) and the other in Museum Studies from the University of Amsterdam (UvA). She is interested in children and youth empowerment through education, science and social innovation, and she believes in the significant role of informal educational institutions and museums in promoting resilience and sustainable development—especially in conflict zones.
Prior to joining Aflatoun International, Shirin was the Head of Programmes and Operations and Acting Executive Director at Al Nayzak Organization for Supportive Education and Scientific Innovation in Palestine. In this position, she was fully responsible for the organisation’s programmes which aim to support scientific innovation in Palestine through incubating thousands of talented students in science and technology and providing them with academic, professional and financial support in order to improve their capacities and develop their entrepreneurial projects.