Kholoud Mansour is a researcher and consultant from Syria. She brings in-depth knowledge of the MENA region with a particular focus on Syria. Her work spans across humanitarian and development responses, the UN system, women's political participation, civil society, refugees and migration, and transitional justice. Her research endeavours to connect academia, policymakers, and practitioners. She has published and worked as a senior consultant for leading think tanks, UN agencies and international organisations such as Chatham House, Overseas Development Institute, and DanChurchAid.
Kholoud has M.A. 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 in Conflict Prevention, Resolution and Reconciliation from the International Peace and Security Institute & Johns Hopkins University. In Syria, she worked with refugees, resettlement programs, human trafficking, and humanitarian assistance.