Ons Ben Abdelkarim
Ons Ben Abdelkarim (MC-MPA 2022) is a former Emirates Leadership Initiative Fellow and current Research Fellow with CPL and the Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Collaboratory.
Ons is passionate about international development, working closely in building and implementing economic development-focused projects with the governments of Tunisia and the Middle East and North Africa region. During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ons supported the Tunisian government in setting up systems for effective response for the private sector and international investors, including taking a leadership role in the drafting of the COVID-19 Investment Recovery Plan for the Ministry of Economy. Following a series of professional roles in Paris, she joined Al Bawsala, a leading Tunisian NGO working on accountability and good governance, first serving as its secretary general and then as president, where she had the privilege to directly impact the design of Tunisia’s constitution, especially legal mechanisms for promoting greater access to information. Ons holds a Master of Engineering degree from Telecom SudParis and an intensive scientific baccalaureate from the Lycée Pilote de Sousse in Tunisia.