Dr. Hanaa Albanna

Senior Social Researcher, Faith Regen Foundation (United Kingdom)

International Development, CSR and Charity Expert. She is a Senior Social Researcher at Faith Regen Foundation- a UK based charity and the International Initiatives Manager at Global One- a UK international development charity with four country offices in Kenya, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Jordan. Additionally, Dr. Albanna is part of a newly established United Nations funded project called "the Alliance of NGOs and CSOs for South South Cooperation" which aims to capacity build and empower organizations within the Global South through the sharing and exchange of knowledge, resources, skills, expertise and innovative ideas to quicken the speed of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. Dr. Albanna is responsible for building new partnerships and delivering in-person and online trainings within the non-profit sector in the Global South in subjects related to sustainable development goals (SDGs), strategic management, digital marketing, corporate communications, humanitarian aids, project development and proposal writing, theory of change in development and corporate social responsibility. 

Hanaa holds a PhD in Marketing, Social Media and Public Relations from Cardiff Metropolitan University, a Public Relations professional diploma from the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and a Master degree in Marketing. 

In July 2020, Dr. Albanna was awarded the International CSR Excellence Award at the 2020 International Annual Summit of Leading CSR Institutions. 

During the past 15 years, Hanaa worked closely with international development and non-profit organizations in the field of international development and humanitarian work. Dr. Albanna’s career as a young professional has spanned different fields from marketing and public relations in the nonprofit sector to international development, and from cross-cultural communication to women’s leadership and faith- based communities’ transformation.