Meriam Ben Haj Othman

Project Assistant

Meriam is a Project Assistant at GPG. She has an experience in project management and delivery as well as research. Before joining us, she was an Executive Officer in solar deployment policy at the department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). She was tasked with liaising with the Department of International Trade on their global supply chains intelligence pilot, mapping critical supply chains by bringing together government and private-sector datasets to identify potential forced labour and modern slavery cases in 2023.

Previously, she also led fundraising efforts as a Coordinator at Common Ground, where she developed and managed partnerships with external professional organisations and coordinated communications across a variety of platforms. Additionally, she has academic expertise in women’s rights in North Africa and the Middle East through a decolonial and Islamic Feminist scope and various political phenomena in the MENA region over the past decades, such as the Palestinian Question, the Arab Spring, and their effects on human rights structures and the wider socio-political landscape.