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Meriem joined iKNOW Politics in October 2015 following her previous consultancy with UN-NGLS in New York, where she facilitated the civil society consultation on indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals; civil society participation for the Third International Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa; and the nomination processes for civil society speakers at the UN, with a focus on outreach for young and female representatives from the Arab world. Her previous experiences include a transitional justice and Human rights internship with UNDP Tunisia.Meriem’s interest in gender equality and political participation is reflected in her experiences such as with GovFaces Switzerland, an online political platform, and Mourakiboun, an elections observation NGO created after the Tunisian revolution for free and fair democratic elections. Meriem holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Grinnell College and Sciences Po Paris and is a recent International Affairs Masters graduate from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies of Geneva. She speaks fluent English, French, and Arabic. Contact: meriem.trabelsi@unwomen.org ; mtrabelsi@iknowpolitics.org 
Before joining iKNOW Politics, Arturo has been working for UNDP (Governance and Peacebuilding Cluster) where, as part of its Elections Team, he collaborated closely with the ACE-Electoral Knowledge Network, focused on electoral processes. His interest was particularly focused on women´s political participation in Africa and the Middle East, and he worked with many EMB’s from these regions with the objective of promoting women’s political empowermentPrevious to that, Arturo was a University Lecturer and Researcher at different universities and Research Centers, including the Spanish Center of Sociological Research, the Universidade da Coruña (Spain), the University of Edinburgh (UK) and the Universidade do Minho (Portugal), working mainly on Political Sociology/Political Science and on Data Analysis. He also has working experience for the Local Administration (Corunna’s City Council), where he helped in the development of electoral and political processes as a statistician and analyst. Arturo’s academic credentials include Harvard University (USA), University of Abertay (UK), Universidad de Salamanca (Spain), and Universidade da Coruña (Spain), and he holds an International PhD in Mathematical Sociology/Political Science that proposed a new theory for explaining Electoral Behavior. Arturo speaks Spanish, English, French, Portuguese and Galician, and has working knowledge of Italian and German.  Email(s): arturo.rubalcava@unwomen.org ; adenieves@iknowpolitics.org