OUAFA BELGACEM CEO and CO-FOUNDER
Ouafa is an expert in cultural projects fundraising and project management and a researcher interested in topics related with arts and culture funding and cultural policies in the Arab Region.
Ouafa Belgacem is a holds Masters degrees in History, Archaeology, Business Administration and Heritage Management ,she has been building capacities towards funding and financing development projects in various assignments with intergovernmental organisations as well as INGOs. She has work experience in the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Prior to founding Culture Funding Watch she worked with as Oxfam GB as Programme Funding Coordinator in Myanmar and as Regional Programme Funding Coordinator for West Africa. Previously she worked with SNV in Laos as Senior Business Development Advisor and as Assistant to the Head of Finance and Contract Section for the European Commission Delegation in Cairo. Ouafa was also assigned as head of fundraising unit within the Supreme Council of Antiquities of Egypt. Earlier, she served as consultant and trainer on cultural heritage sites management.
Ouafa is one of the six international experts to assist in the evaluation of proposals submitted for funding to the UNESCO’s International Fund for Cultural Diversity.
VALERIA MENEGHELLI CO-FOUNDER
Valeria Meneghelli holds a Master’s degree in Global Creative and Cultural Industries from London and a Master’s degree in Oriental Studies from Rome. She is interested in project management as well as research.
Passionate about artistic and cultural phenomena in the Mediterranean region, and in particular Tunisia, she focuses her research activities on various aspects of the cultural sector, encompassing anthropological issues, heritage and politics. Prior to joining Culture Funding Watch, she designed and collaborated on a variety of projects related to cultural diversity, heritage preservation and sustainable development.