Dr. Abdulfatah S. Mohamed is a Senior Research Fellow at the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies and a visiting Assistant Professor at the College of Islamic Studies, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Doha, Qatar. He was a former Senior Advisor for The Minster of State for Foreign Affairs and an Independent Consultant for the United Nations and OIC. For the last 30 years, Dr. Abdulfatah has acquired diverse experience in public sector management, public policy, international humanitarian systems, Islamic social finance and mediation in conflict transformation.
Dr. Abdulfatah has many years of experience in global affairs, particularly in the field of international development, sustainability, and conflict management. Early in his career (1992-2000), he worked with major corporations in the Middle East as a total quality management consultant and coordinated best practices knowledge management. His rich experience is the result of his work within government institutions in Qatar and Switzerland and within NGO's such as the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation and other major institutions across Africa, the Middle East, the UK and Qatar. As well as this, he has been a consultant for the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, the Islamic Development Bank, and the Cordoba Institute for Peace in Geneva.
His career path has been shaped by adopting interdisciplinary approaches, combining theory and policy, and utilizing strong practical hands-on expertise in providing solutions to socioeconomic and sociopolitical issues related to recent regional and global challenges, such as conflict, poverty reduction and disasters. He has advised the Qatari Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the field of international development and cooperation, foreign aid assistance, humanitarian policy, SDGs, South-South Cooperation, and post-conflict reconstruction and transition.