Nisrine Danaf is a strong advocate for empowerment of people, systems, and communities. Both a strategist and a community organizer, she is the co-founder of Yaday Collective, a social business thriving to build a financial and social ecosystem enabling Syrian refugees wherever they are. Nisrine’s true passion lies in creating tangible opportunities for individuals and communities. And her daily motivation in all she does comes from the importance of access – to learning, progress, and equitable dignified living.
Professionally, she has worked in both the private and non-profit sectors. She has a dynamic experience in partnerships development, capacity building, communication, and advocacy. Prior to founding Yaday Collective, Nisrine was Program Director at World Kindness China, a new NGO in mainland China with focus on bridging rural and urban Chinese youth. She also has an extensive portfolio of consulting for UN agencies and leading European health-centered organizations. She is fortunate to have worked and lived in different countries: Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Switzerland, China, and the US.
Nisrine holds an MBA from University of Geneva focusing on non-profit management, an executive certificate in international advocacy from Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, and a B.S in Nutrition and Dietetics from the American University of Beirut. In addition to her native Arabic, she speaks French and English.