Ms Hiba Qasas

Chief, Crisis Prevention, Preparedness and Response, UN Women


Hiba Qasas is the Chief of the Crisis Prevention, Preparedness and Response office of UN Women in Geneva. Prior to that Ms Qasas served as the UN Women Country Representative in Iraq and as the Head of the Middle East and North Africa section in UN Women’s Head Quarters in New York.

She has 16 years of international development and crisis prevention and response experience and an in-depth experience in the MENA Region and gender issues. Prior to joining UN Women, Hiba worked at UNDP managing a broad range of programmes in the areas of poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery and providing programme guidance to country offices in the Arab states and horn of Africa Region in crisis response, economic recovery and women’s empowerment. Before joining the UN, Hiba worked for Palestinian NGOs with a focus on microfinance and rural development.