Ms Qasas has 17 years of experience in international development, crisis prevention, and humanitarian assistance. Ms Qasas has been working passionately to advance women’s rights and gender equality across various regions worldwide.
Prior to joining UN Women, Ms Qasas worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at the country and HQ level, managing a broad range of programmes in the areas of poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, and providing programme guidance to country offices in the Middle East and North Africa, and the Horn of Africa Region. Before joining the UN, Ms Qasas worked for Palestinian NGOs with a focus on micro finance and rural development.
Ms Qasas is a Palestinian national and holds a Master of Sciences in International Cooperation for Development from the European School for Advanced Studies, University of Pavia, Italy.