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04THEHAGUE1392 2004-06-04 11:48:00 UNCLASSIFIED Embassy The Hague
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FY-2005 IVP Nomination - Alternate candidate

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041148Z Jun 04
					  UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 04 THE HAGUE 001392 

SIPDIS

SECSTATE FOR ECA/PE/V/R/E - STEVE TAYLOR; INFO
EUR/PPD - BRIAN GUSS

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: KPAO OEXC SCUL NL
SUBJECT: FY-2005 IVP Nomination - Alternate candidate
Ms. Naglaa Abdel Rahman Elhajj




1. Post is pleased to nominate Ms. Naglaa Abdel Rahman
Elhajj as an alternate candidate for an FY-2005 IVP grant,
excluding international travel benefits.
Ms. Elhajj is earmarked for the MRP "U.S. Foreign Policy and
Human Rights Issues" which will be held from May 12 - June
2, 2005.



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POST-EMAIL: dankelmanE@state.gov
TRANSMITTING-POST: PAS The Hague
TRANSMITTING-POST-ID: 4276
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START NOMINATION:
ECA-OFFICE: E/VP
PROG-AGENCY-NAME:
POST-PROJ-ID: 158
ECA-PROJ-NO: E/VM-2005-0024
PROJ-NAME: MRP "U.S. Foreign Policy and Human Rights Issues"
START MEMO PROJ-DESC:

END MEMO PROJ-DESC:
PROJ-TYPE: Multi-Regional
PROG-TYPE: IV Group Projects
FY: 2005
DEPART-POST: 05/10/2005
SESSION-DATE: 05/12/2005
RETURN-POST: 06/03/2005
NO-OF-PART: 1
RANK-ORDER: 12
START MEMO POST-OBJ:

END MEMO POST-OBJ:
START MEMO POST-RCMD:

END MEMO POST-RCMD:
ECA-OFFICE-ID: 1027
PROG-AGENCY-ID:
PROJ-TYPE-ID: MRP
PROG-TYPE-ID: 31
NOMINATING-POST-ID: 4276
FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 29321
STATUS: N
ORIGINATOR: P
SUBJ-DISC: Human & Civil Rights
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PREFIX: Ms.
F-NAME: Naglaa
M-NAME: Abdel Rahman
L-NAME: Elhajj
SUFFIX:
POSITION-CODE: 0
PRINCIPAL?: No
M-ADDR1: IKV
M-ADDR2: (Interchurch Peace Council Netherlands)
M-ADDR3: P.O. Box 85893
M-CITY: 2508 CN The Hague
M-STATE:
M-CNTRY: Netherlands
M-ZONE:
M-ZIP:
M-PHONE: 31-70-350-7100
M-FAX: 31-70-354-2611
M-EMAIL: nelhajj@ikv.nl
M-CNTRY-ID: NL
M-ADDRTYPE: B
GENDER: F
DOB: 10/21/1969
MAR-STAT: S
BIRTH-CITY:
BIRTH-CNTRY: Sudan
CITIZ-CNTRY: Sudan
RES-CNTRY: Netherlands
START MEMO POSITION:
Project Manager for Iraq, Interchurch Peace Council
Netherlands (IKV)
END MEMO POSITION:
START MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
May 2000 - present Associate PhD Researcher - African
Studies Center, Leiden University (Part-Time)
Oct. 2000 - present Associated trainer, Local Capacity for
Peace project, Horn of Africa under supervision of
Collaborative for Development Action, Boston, USA


END MEMO OTHER-POSITIONS:
START MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
April - Nov.2000 Projects Advisor - Shell Royal Company,
The Hague, The Netherlands
1997 - 1999 Projects Co-ordinator - Royal
Netherlands Embassy, Sudan
1995 - 1997 Community Development Worker, German
Development Services (DED), Sudan
1996 - 1997 Development Consultant - Italian
Embassy, Sudan
May - Sept. 1995 Teaching Assistant - Ahfad University,
Dept. of Rural Extension, Sudan
1992 - 1995 Co-ordinator - Babiker Badri Scientific
Association - Ahfad University for Women, Sudan

END MEMO PREV-POSITIONS:
START MEMO US-TRAVEL:
Two weeks in 2002
END MEMO US-TRAVEL:
START MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
Extensive travel in Africa, Middle East, Europe
END MEMO OTHER-TRAVEL:
START MEMO EDUCATION:
- Master in Development Studies - Focus on Politics of
Alternative Development Strategies - Institute of Social
Studies, (ISS), Den Haag / The Netherlands (1999-2000)
- Conflict Resolution and Mediation Diploma- Leuven
University, Leuven (August-September 2000)
- Cambridge Advanced Certificate, Cambridge University /
British Council, Sudan (1997-1998)
- B.A. in Social Science / Psychology Ahfad University for
Women, Omdurman / Sudan (1991-1995)
- Diploma in Philosophy - El Nieleen University, Sudan
(1991-1994)
Researches Conducted
The Role of Sudanese Women Organizations in Peace Building
Conflict Resolution - the development Dimension
The Impacts of Environmental Degradation on Women Health
in Rufaa.
a.
Study on the impotence among married males and its
psychological effects on women
Study on human rights violations and religion in South
Sudan
Study on the Role of humanitarian assistance in
facilitating the peace process initiatives in Sudan
. Facing Ethnic Conflicts - The Role of Local Capacities for
Peace in Preventing Ethnic Conflicts in Divided Societies/ A
Comparison of South Sudan and Western Kenya (PhD research
in progress)





END MEMO EDUCATION:
START MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:

END MEMO MEMBERSHIPS:
START MEMO PUBLICATIONS:

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START MEMO SPEC-CONSID:

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FIRST-LANG: Arabic
ENGL-READ: 4
ENGL-SPEAK: 4
ENGL-COMP: 4
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: Dutch
OTHER-LANG-ID: DU
READ: 5
SPEAK: 5
COMP: 5
END OTHER-LANGS:
START OTHER-LANGS:
OTHER-LANG: German
OTHER-LANG-ID: GM
READ: 4
SPEAK: 4
COMP: 4
END OTHER-LANGS:
START MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:

END MEMO NOM-POST-OBJ:
START MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:

END MEMO NOM-POST-RCMD:
START MEMO VIS-OBJ:

END MEMO VIS-OBJ:
J:
START MEMO VIS-REC:

END MEMO VIS-REC:
NOMINATING-OFFICER: Kami Witmer
START MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
Ms. Elhajj is a well-educated, passionate individual with
excellent expertise in international affairs and human
rights. Her diverse background includes experience working
in three geographic areas - Africa, Europe, and the Middle
East.
Naglaa is currently working with local NGO IKV to establish
and implement training on basic human rights in Iraq, as
well as to set up networks among various existing and new
human rights organizations there. The goal is to increase
the awareness among Iraqis on the need for basic human
rights for all peoples in order to foster a successful
democratic state. She is active in meeting and training
both women's and student groups, and also frequently meets
with journalists. While IKV's previous work in the Middle
East was centered in Northern Iraq, they have now expanded
to other areas (including Baghdad) and are also working with
some Iranian groups. IKV is one of the few Dutch NGOs that
has programs on the ground in Iraq. Their support for the
advancement of human rights both supports and compliments
U.S. goals in the region. Naglaa is at the center of these
programs as the project manager for Iraq.
I am nominating Ms. Elhajj for an IV for several reasons.
First, her unique capacity to increase appreciation and
acceptance of U.S. policies and goals in the Middle East,
especially among the general population, is of significant
benefit to the U.S. and helps to fulfill post's MPP goal of
regional stability. Secondly, her ability to reach across
cultures and borders - as can be witnessed by her work to
date - will benefit the U.S. government in the long run as
she continues to be active in international human rights and
development projects.
Finally, I am nominating Naglaa because her current
understanding of U.S. policies comes primarily via media
outlets and contacts with Embassy officials. She frequently
defends U.S. actions, trying to aid both her local
organization and individuals outside the Netherlands in
understanding the importance of working towards a world
comprised of democratic societies that respect human rights.
An IV program would significantly increase her own
understanding of official U.S. policies while allowing her
to gain a greater appreciation of USA in general. This is
an understanding she is craving, and one that both she and I
are confident will aid her in her work. It would also allow
her the opportunity to meet with various NGOs who are active
in pursuing U.S. goals in the international field, including
those working in the Middle East.





END MEMO NOMINATING-JUSTIFICATION:
NOM-OFF: POL
SPEAKER?: No
NOTIFY-EMB: No
MEDIA?: No
HOME-STAY: No
HOME-HOSP?: Yes
E-I-TYPE:
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PERSON-ID: 277
BIRTH-CNTRY-ID: SU
CITIZ-CNTRY-ID: SU
RES-CNTRY-ID: NL
FIRST-LANG-ID: AR
E-I-TYPE-ID:
NOM-POST-ID: 4276
NOM-FUNDING-CNTRY-ID: 29321
NOM-STATUS: N
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