Thursday, March 23,  2023
Yomna Khattab

Yomna Khattab is an economist at the Macro-Fiscal Policy Unit in the Office of the Minister of Finance in Egypt. After earning her Bachelor's Degree in Economics in 2007 from the Faculty of Economics and Political Sciences at Cairo University, Khattab went further to obtain a Master's Degree in International Development Economics from University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

She is deeply interested in writing and took several courses as well as hands-on trainings on creative writing, short story techniques and screenplay writing. Besides her online publishing, her short movie script, Flag in Balcony, was chosen to be shot and screened in the Third Doha Tribeca Film Festival 2011, as a part of a storytelling workshop about recent revolutions in the Middle East held by the Doha Film Institute. She is a member in several nonprofit organizations working in Cairo and other Egyptian governorates, and is currently engaged in a political awareness movement, coaching a team of 18 members on field political awareness sessions.


The ImpossibleDemocracy will not come overnight.  I will cherish every moment of this phase in every possible way - physically, spiritually, passionately, and I will offer it all my time and heart 


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An open letter to Dr. Mohamed ElBaradei

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Mish Fahem?

Mish Fahem?

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