Dina Najjar

Dr. Dina Najjar joined ICARDA in 2014 as a social and gender specialist. A socio-cultural anthropologist by training, she focuses on the link between gender equality and policies; agricultural technologies and delivery systems; rural employment and migration; adaption to climate change; and productive assets, including access to land and ownership, in the Middle East and North Africa.

Her geographical expertise includes Egypt, Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Sudan. She has also conducted research in Uzbekistan, Kenya, Ethiopia, and India. Dr. Najjar is fluent in Arabic and proficient in French and Swahili. She received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Dina Najjar's Publications

Gendered aspirations and occupations among rural youth, in agriculture and beyond: A cross-regional perspective
Community typology framed by normative climate for agricultural innovation, empowerment, and poverty reduction
What drives capacity to innovate? Insights from women and men small-scale farmers in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
Political Economy of the Wheat Sector in Morocco: Seed Systems, Varietal Adoption, and Impacts
Women's Contributions to Climate Change Adaptation in Egypt's Mubarak Resettlement Scheme through Cactus Cultivation and Adjusted Irrigation.