Kholoud Mansour is a Syrian researcher and consultant. She is affiliated with the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) in Lund University. Kholoud worked as a senior consultant for Local to Global Protection Initiative (L2GP) and a former Academy Senior Fellow at Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs. Her current research focuses on humanitarian and development response, the UN system and humanitarian coordination, refugees and migration, civil society, transitional justice and conflict mitigation. She accentuates in her work on the importance of engaging local actors in the humanitarian, development, geopolitics and academic spheres.
Ms Mansour co-authored the report Funding to national and local humanitarian actors in Syria: Between sub-contracting and partnerships. She had contributed, under a pseudonym, to The National newspaper and other platforms. She has participated in several conferences and forums pertinent to the Middle East, Syria, refugees, intercultural and inter-religious dialogue, civil society, leadership and other topics. She is a member in the Syrian Women Initiative for Peace and Democracy and an alumna in several prominent leadership programs.
She has MA in Middle Eastern Studies from Lund University. She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a postgraduate diploma in International Economic Relations from Damascus University. She also has a diploma on Conflict Prevention, Resolution and Reconciliation from the International Peach and Security Institute & Johns Hopkins University. In Syria, she had worked extensively with refugees, resettlement programs, human trafficking and humanitarian assistance.
Christian Els, Kholoud Mansour & Nils Carstensen. “Funding to national and local humanitarian actors in Syria: Between sub-contracting and partnerships”. 17 May 2016. Local to Global Protection
Christian Els, Kholoud Mansour & Nils Carstensen. Arabic. تمويل الجهاتاإلنسانية الوطنية والمحليـــــة الفاعلــــة في سوريــــا - بين المقاولـــة الفرعيــــة والشـــراكـات . Local to Global Protection
Kholoud Mansour. Let Syria has its Voice. February & March 2016. Volume 72, Number 1. The World Today.
Kholoud Mansour. Syria Showcases the Failure to Engage Locals in Development. August 2015. Expert Comment, Chatham House