Nadia Daar joined AIUSA as Chief Strategy and Impact Officer in 2023 overseeing Campaigns, Programs, Research, Marketing & Communications, Government Relations, and the Silicon Valley Initiative. Prior to joining AIUSA, Nadia was on Oxfam International’s senior leadership team and Head of their Washington DC Office for several years, leading Oxfam’s advocacy, policy and activating their worldwide network to influence the World Bank and IMF across a range of issues, from fiscal justice to climate change, civic space and accountability. She was also a co-host on their podcast EQUALS for three years. Prior to joining Oxfam in 2015, Nadia spent seven years working with civil society across the MENA region at the Bank Information Center (“BIC”) on stakeholder engagement, upholding community rights in development projects, and leading BIC’s Yemen program.
Through more than 20 years of social justice and human rights work including as a student and community organizer, Nadia has cultivated deep experience in driving impact through evidence-based research and policy proposals, media, and alliance building among others.
Nadia grew up in Muscat, Oman, and holds an Honors BA from the University of Toronto and an MA from York University.