Nedjma Koval-Saifi

Nedjma Koval-Saifi, Ph.D. ABD is a development specialist and founder of Integrated International, a leading learning-specialized firm serving the MENA region. With a passion for seeking innovative solutions that can leapfrog development, Nedjma actively supports the development of the evidence base for technology-based solutions, custom-tailored to local populations and contexts, to advance new ways to tackle educational and labor market challenges in the MENA region.

Nedjma has designed and assessed a host of innovative projects with organizations including Global Grand Challenges, USAID, DFID, UN, British Council, and has published and presented ground-breaking research at the Gates Foundation Grand Challenges Annual Conference 2017, UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2018, Conference for International Education Society in 2019, and Scaling Community of Practice Annual Meeting 2019.

She is a Board Member at the Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, where she is committed to AHSF’s social innovation agenda.

She is also a Board Member at Mostaqbal Engineering, the Royal Marine Conservation Society, and Board Member at the Microfund for Women 2002-2008; and 2020 – present. She holds a Ph.D. (ABD) and MALD in Development Economics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a B.A. in Economics from George Washington University, and graduated from the Sidwell Friends School in Washington DC. She is the very proud mother of twin boys: Kiyan and Teymour, and wife of Sharif Saifi.