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Amina Semlali
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Amina Semlali works for the World Bank's Vice President for Leadership Learning & Innovation. She specializes in organizational transformation, senior leadership development and in helping leadership articulate strategy and drive change.

As a high-energy intra/entrepreneur with a passion for human development, she has served various capacities within -and outside of- the World Bank Group.

Prior to this position Amina led the strategic communications work for the World Bank's Social Accountability Practice. She has also worked extensively on labor market as well as youth issues and provided policy advice to numerous governments in the Middle East.

In addition to her analytical and operational development work, she bloggs on matters related to her work. Her writings (such as "Fighting Poverty in the Arab World with Soap Operas?") have appeared on various news sites.

Amina holds a Master’s degree in Political Science from Uppsala University, Sweden.

Please tweet her @Amina_Semlali

Entries by Amina Semlali

The Rhythm of Empowerment: Female Rappers From Morocco to Gaza

(17) Comments | Posted November 26, 2012 | 3:23 PM

"It's messed up, I had to lose an eye to see things clearly," Alia said, shaking her head. My charismatic and confident classmate then carefully tucked her hair under her veil. "Bushwick Bill?" I asked. She smiled and showed off her perfect row of teeth. "Yes!" She seemed pleased, yet...

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Am I the Native Under Your Magnifier? I Need a Job, Not a Dissection!

(4) Comments | Posted April 18, 2012 | 2:40 PM

"I am sorry, I am so very sorry, I did not mean to be disrespectful," the young man says as soon as he has blurted his story out. He fidgets nervously with his little notepad. He is young, but the deep lines that crease his face reveal the hard life...

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