Fatima Zahra Lbouhmadi headshot

Fatima Zahra Lbouhmadi 

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist

I am the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Specialist at the Internet Society Foundation. In this role, I contribute to the Philanthropy team’s capacity-building efforts for staff and grantees, particularly in designing and implementing trainings and strategies to measure the effectiveness of programs and grants.

I have a background in governance, politics, social work, and gender mainstreaming. In 2023, I worked on inclusive education projects funded by USAID in Morocco to support their M&E work. My most significant experience was with the National Democratic Institute, where I coordinated M&E work in Morocco and Iraq from 2011 to 2022 and worked on programs supporting political parties, CSOs, women, and youth.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in general engineering with a minor in mathematics from Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (AUI) and am pursuing my executive master’s degree in public policy and development at the International University of Rabat (UIR). I speak Arabic, English and French. 

In my spare time, I enjoy traveling and hiking. I also cherish moments spent with my nephews, who bring a lot of joy to my life. I am based in Rabat, Morocco. 

Get to know Fatima Zahra (You can call me FZ)

Favorite Quote 

“That’s been one of my mantras—focus and simplicity. Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple.”

Steve Jobs 

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.” Oprah Winfrey

What do you most enjoy about the work you do? 

I Enjoy doing M&E because it’s essential. It helps us track progress and demonstrate the impact of our work. it provides valuable data for informed decision-making and ensures accountability to stakeholders. My job also consists of meeting people from all over the world and listening to their powerful stories. This aspect of my job is something I truly love.   

Your favorite podcast, book, or movie? 

Podcast: Philosophy is sexy de Marie Robert

Oprah’s super Soul – Oprah Winfrey 

A Book I just read : L’ amour: La force la plus puissante de l’univers – Don Miguel Ruiz 

What do you like to do when you’re not working?  Traveling and hiking/walking and also listening to music.  

Place in the world you’d love to visit? Philippine