Saba Almubaslat is the director of Ford’s Middle East and North Africa office. She has more than 25 years of experience in international development and humanitarian response with a special focus on youth, women, and civil society, particularly in the Global South. Prior to joining Ford, Saba was chief executive officer of the Asfari Foundation, where she provided grants to strengthen civil society organizations in the Middle East, as well as created incubators and accelerators for youth innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.