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safaa charafi

Short introduction

Urban scholar, researcher, and gender consultant. Originally from Morocco, now based in both Toronto and Brussels.

Thematic key areas


  • Masculinity

Female economic empowerment

  • Empowerment of Businesswomen
  • Financial Inclusion
  • Labor Market Access
  • Private Sector Cooperation
  • Private Sector Promotion and Economic Policy


  • Strengthening of Health

Multiple Discriminations

  • Racism/Ethnicity

Rural development

  • Agricultural Policy and Rural Development
  • Land Policy

Transport, infrastructure and logistics

  • Infrastructure
  • Transport and Mobility

Women, peace and security

  • Conflict-Sensitive Rebuilding
  • Displacement & Migration
  • Peace-Building
  • Security Policy and Security Sector Reform
  • Transitional Justice – Judicial Reform
  • Transitional Justice – Rehabilitation, Reparation and Reconciliation


Analysis and planning

  • Gender Analysis
  • Participatory Planning Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Facilitation, Training and Capacity Development

  • Presentation of Workshops and Events

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Development of Results-Oriented Monitoring Systems
  • Evaluation on behalf of GIZ
  • Project Progress Review (PPR)

Project management

  • Organizing of Networks and Knowledge Transfer


  • Arabic Native language
  • English C2 Nearly native language skills
  • French Native language
  • Spanish B2 Independent language application

Other languages:

Dutch : A2
Turkish : A1