Basma Youssef is the Finance Manager for the Yemen team. She first joined the Berghof Foundation in spring 2016. She previously worked as a project coordinator in Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egypt, and as a freelance interpreter and translator.
She studied Business Administration and Economics at Alexandria University in Egypt, and acquired her BA in Economics and Islamic Studies from the University of Göttingen. Basma was a recipient of the Public Policy and Good Governance Master scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). She now holds an MA in Management of Non-Profit Organizations with a focus on development policy from the University of Applied Sciences in Osnabrück.
Her studies and aim is to support the transition projects in the Arab World. She believes in the ability of people and civil society organizations to change economic, political and cultural injustice.