Ayat Mohamed is a project officer for NOREF focusing on the inclusion of women and civil society in the UN-facilitated political process in Syria. Currently she is seconded to the Office of the UN Special Envoy for Syria in Geneva, where she is based. Prior to joining NOREF she worked for the International Labour Organisation in Geneva and NGOs in Washington, DC and Cairo. She holds a master’s degree in political science from the American University in Cairo. She is a member of the Mediterranean Women Mediators Network.