Name W Beaineh

Job details
DescriptionManager International Cooperation MENA
OrganizationCorporate Strategy & Accounts
Organization UnitStaff Corporate Strategy & Accounts
Phone+31 6 42220075
Secretarial phone+31 317 486 807
Phone 2
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Visiting addressDroevendaalsesteeg 4
Postal addressPostbus 9101
Ancillary activities
  • Member of Supervisory Board - Spark
    Jan 2021 - Dec 2024

    SPARK is an international NGO and implements programmes relevant to the provision of scholarships, entrepreneurship/business development and de-radicalisation. The scholarship provision programme aims to prepare (soon 10.000) refugees for a job in the host community they reside in and entails activities relevant to selection, scholarships management, student services activities, as well as extra curriculum activities. The entrepreneurship/SME growth programmes entail activities such as coaching and mentoring growth oriented SMEs, provide access to finance & markets, and start-up support for aspiring entrepreneurs. Spark’s mission is to offer access to higher education and support entrepreneurship development in fragile states so that young, ambitious people can lead their societies into stability and prosperity.||Members of the Supervisory Board have affinity with the portfolio and mission of SPARKS as it is their main responsibility to guard this mission. The Supervisory Board monitors the performance of the Board of Directors and gives advice on and approves the overall policy and strategy. This includes approval of the Annual Plan, Annual Budget, Annual Accounts and the Annual Report. At least 4 meetings are held each year.

  • Member of the Program Advisory Panel (PAP) - Robert CARR Fund (
    Dec 2020 - Nov 2023

    The Robert Carr Fund for civil society networks (RCF), named in honor of Dr Robert Carr, was launched in 2012. It is an international pooled funding mechanism working to: Strengthen regional and global civil society and community networks, empower, involve and serve inadequately served populations (ISPs) and achieve results against HIV and for health, inclusion and wellbeing| |The role and responsibilities of the PAP: The Program Advisory Panel (PAP) reviews grant proposals and makes recommendations for funding to the International Steering Committee, and also provides on-going programmatic advice to the Robert Carr Fund about opportunities for funding, grantee capacity building and technical support, and monitoring and evaluation. The PAP review process is a peer based review process.


Wassim is a Dutch Lebanese professional with extensive experience working for the private and non-profit sectors in challenging environments in Africa and the Middle East.

Wassim is currently managing the International Cooperation and Relations for the Middle East and North Africa region at Wageningen University and Research (WUR) in The Netherlands and developing new leads to increase the international reach of WUR in the field of education, research and value creation in the MENA region. Previous to his current role, he served as a portfolio coordinator (2017- 2020) at The Netherlands Red Cross, managing the West Africa and the Caribbean regions and overseeing the portfolio to maintain a long term presence of the Country Offices of The Netherlands Red Cross in Mali, Central African Republic, DR Congo and Haiti.

Wassim also worked with Hilfswerk Austria International (HWA) in Tunisia as Country Director (2012-2016) where he managed economic development programmes to create jobs for young people and women. For the Telecom sector in Sudan and South Sudan, he developed Corporate Social Responsibility programs focusing on education and capacity development between 2008 and 2012.

Beginning of 2021, Wassim was appointed as member of the Supervisory Board of Spark and member of the advisory board of Robert CARR Fund. Since 2015 Wassim represents the Lebanese Emigrants Research Center (LERC) in the Netherlands.

His leadership and relationship building competences coupled with international cooperation and field experience empowered him to balance a wide range of global stakeholders including governmental organizations, NGOs, international agencies, universities, municipalities and media.

Wassim has a Master of Business Administration from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer and Communication Engineering from Notre Dame University, Lebanon and he speaks fluently Arabic, English, French and Dutch.

Expert Profile
  • A results-driven professional with more than
  • ten years of international experience driving
  • social change in challenging environments.
  • Personal characteristics:
  • Goal oriented, visionary, social, team player,
  • entrepreneurial, innovative, binding figure,
  • responsible, strategic, force for change
  • Key competencies:
  • Program cycle management (PCM), advocacy,
  • corporate social responsibility, analysis,
  • fundraising, sustainability, networking and
  • building partnerships
  • Roles:
  • Team leader, activist, project manager,
  • entrepreneur, investor, coach, trainer,
  • consultant, volunteer
Social media
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The European Union (EU) and the African Union (AU) have established a roadmap to improve Food and Nutrition Security and the Sustainability of Agriculture (FNSSA) in both Unions through enhanced Research & Innovation (R&I) collaborations. To contribute to this aim, the LEAP4FNSSA Project has been tasked to establish a Africa-Europe R&I Platform, benefitting from a close connection to the AU-EU policy dialogue and opened to all relevant stakeholders. This Africa-Europe institutional Platform will bring together partners with a stake in R&I on FNSSA and willing to work jointly for more impactful R&I collaborations and knowledge exchange. The Platform has three objectives:

1.    Create synergies between the many R&I Programmes, initiatives and actors aiming at improving the food and nutrition security and the sustainability of agriculture in Africa and in Europe.
2.    Reduce the hassle of identifying partners in R&I, finding appropriate funding opportunities and reaching out to relevant policy developments.
3.    Boost innovation by showcasing solutions that work, supporting creativity and expertise of all stakeholders.

The Platform will be jointly governed between Africa and Europe, referring to the tested principles of International Research Consortia (IRC), and further co-developed by the founding partners. The goal is that it should remain a flexible, purpose-driven platform that prioritizes co-learning over building additional structures.

WUR is working with 34 partners from EU and Africa in the LEAP4FNSSA consortium. Together with the Account Manager Africa, I'm coordinating this project on behalf of WUR. For more information, please visit

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