Iman Bibars has a BA and an MA in Political Science from the American University in Cairo, and a PhD in Development Studies from Sussex University in the UK. Iman is a regional expert with more then 20 years experience in the social sector of the Arab World and Africa. She has worked with various international agencies and NGOs, including the UNICEF and the Catholic Relief Services. Iman is herself a social entrepreneur, and has co-founded and chaired the Association for the Development and Enhancement of Women (ADEW), an NGO providing credit and legal aid for poor women who head their households. Currently, she is the Regional Director of Ashoka Arab World.