Adlah Alkurdi

Head of Iraq Programme

Adlah is senior project manager with 10 years of experience in the design, implementation and monitoring of political and parliamentary reform projects in fragile and conflict affected states in the Middle East, focusing on political and human rights research and analysis and governance reform. She started her career as a political analyst at His Majesty King Abdullah’s political office at the Royal Hashemite Court in Jordan and managed several public sector reform projects and designed capacity building programs for senior civil servants in Jordan. 


Adlah completed her BA in political science and her Master of Science degree in International Development Administration and Planning from University College London. Adlah is a passionate advocate for strengthening women’s political voices, she dedicated her Master’s thesis to examining the potential for electoral gender quotas in the Arab world. Adlah speaks Arabic and English fluently. 

Adlah has 5 years experience in political consultancy with Global Partners Governance, working directly with governments, parliaments and local authorities internationally to transfer UK best practices in the legislative-making process, and parliamentary practice and procedure to improve the quality of political representation.