Founder and President
Dima Reda is the President and Founder of Nataij. She has over 15 years of experience working in the international development field focusing on results and knowledge management, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and institutional capacity building. Her work in these areas has been centered on the environment sector, specifically climate change and natural resource management. Prior to launching Nataij, Dima managed the Adaptation Fund’s accreditation process and developed its M&E system. As part of her work on accreditation she provided support to national and regional organizations interested in applying for accreditation as implementing entities of the Adaptation Fund.
Previously, she led the development and implementation of the Global Environment Facilities’ (GEF) results management system to track and report on the GEF’s $5 billion portfolio of more than 600 projects. Prior to joining the GEF, Dima worked for the United Nations in Lebanon and Japan. At the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), she was in charge of capacity building and training to support the sustainable management and restoration of the Iraqi Marshlands. The project provided water, sanitation, and wetland management options to villages in the Marshlands.
Dima holds a Master in Environmental Management and an MBA from Yale University and a BA in biology from Brown University.