Osama Abu Bakr
Arab Reform Initiative Team
Osama Abu Bakr is a Political Researcher and Director of the Center for Research on Good Governance and Capacity Building. He was previously a researcher in the Transitional Sovereign Council in Sudan and worked for 15 years as a researcher in the Sudanese Research Center. Osama has also received the Professional Journalists Prize from the National Council for Press and Osama is also a doctoral student in political science at Cairo University and holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Khartoum. He has participated in a number of trainings, including the Social Accountability Program organised by the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and anti-corruption courses. Osama is actively involved with anti-corruption organisations in the Arab region as well as social change movements. He is interested in the studies of political Islam, having obtained a fellowship in combating terrorism from the Center for Strategic and Future Studies in Cairo. He is also active in the Social Accountability and Good Governance Program and received a scholarship from the American University in Cairo under the “Development Economic for Future Generations – Senior Leadership Program”.