Ieman Mona El-Mowafi is a population health scholar, activist and organizer with a strong focus on humanitarian and development settings. She received her MSc from the University of Ottawa and as an Egyptian-Norwegian-Canadian researcher, she has worked to forge relationships and initiate systemic change among Black and racialized students in Canada. In collaboration with leading activists in Canada, she has supported a number of anti-racism initiatives on University campuses, including stakeholder mobilization and evaluations of institutional diversity and inclusion policies.
She founded NorImpact, an organization dedicated working with organizations to implement and evaluate programs and execute sustainable action plans to address system level gaps through effective monitoring and evaluation, data analysis, and evidence-based recommendations. Her research interests center on communities’ dignity, wellness, and self-determination in order to effectively and ethically further social justice.