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Dina Baslan

Co-Founder, Sawiyan

Dina Baslan is a co-founder of the nonprofit organization Sawiyan, which supports marginalized refugees living in Jordan. She has over nine years of experience in the humanitarian/development field. She has written & conducted research on topics related to media, displacement and migration, often focusing on areas where the three disciplines intersect. She has over 5 years of holding full-time regional positions in the humanitarian/development industry (UNOPS, ECHO, Open Society Foundation, UNESCO, BBC Media Action). Dina has formed her understanding of the political, social and economic realities in the Middle East & North Africa and neighboring regions through engaging in personal narratives, where she believes the essence of this reality lies. Since June 2015, she has been working as a freelance research consultant and advocacy expert (FAFO, NTNU, UNICEF, Q Perspective, Caribou Digital) analyzing service provision, living conditions & needs of minority refugees in Jordan, namely of Sudanese, Somali and Yemeni origins.  Dina has co-authored a guest series on the conditions of Sudanese refugees in Jordan with the Mixed Migration Platform (MMP) and is a contributor to Jadaliyya, an online magazine focused on the Middle East.

Source: Sawiyan