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New trainee joining the ACA team

Aicha Hefiela joined ACA this month as a trainee. She contributes to research-based policy advice by preparing policy notes for each thematic peer group meeting. She also contributes to the dissemination of research-based knowledge to non-academic organisations through developing sensitisation campaigns. She will also help by proof reading reports made by members of the organisation. As well as aid in advocacy work, and ongoing ACA projects. 

Aicha holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Social Sciences with a major in Sociology and minor in political science and communication studies from Vrije Universiteit Brussels and Universiteit Gent. She is currently studying a Master in Science of Sociology at the University of Gent.  

Of Belgian and Egyptian citizenship, Aicha grew up living in Kuwait for 18 years. She speaks English and Arabic fluently and can briefly communicate in Dutch and French. This international background sparked her interest in training at ACA. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and watching Netflix.