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Amira  El-Sayed




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  • Civic Empowerment


Amira El-Sayed


As a Principal, Amira sources and manages Luminate’s global Civic Empowerment grants and investments to help ensure that everyone, especially those who are marginalised or underserved, can participate in governance, receive the services they need and hold those in power to account.

Amira was most recently Director of Programs and Strategy at Reboot, leading its New York-based Programs Team and working to advance civic participation and social action with a variety of philanthropic, government, and private sector partners. She also worked on Reboot’s theory of change and organisational strategy.

Prior to this Amira was a Programme Manager at Transparency International – Defence and Security. Amira first led the Africa Programme and later managed an initiative to develop global norms for responsible defence governance, as well as the Government Defence Anti-Corruption Index, TI’s flagship publication on defence and security. 

A former Tahrir Square activist, Amira started her career in non-profit organisations in Egypt.