Yara Abdel Samad has joined CENTRIC at Sheffield Hallam University to work specifically on the MIICT project. Previously she served as the Chief Executive Officer of EDAMA Association for Energy, Water, and Environment in Jordan. Prior to that, she was the Director of Policies and Strategies at the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology in Jordan. She was involved in many national and international projects that contributed to the socio-economic development of the country. She was Jordan’s NCP in IDEAL-IST and also served as Head of the Strategic Unit at Jordan’s E-Government Program developing the E-Government Strategy and E-Government Legal Roadmap. Yara also consulted on matters related to ICT sector policies and strategies, most recently for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia. Yara is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a member of the Jordanian Engineers Association. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Jordan and a Master’s degree in Information Technology Management from the University of Sunderland.