Kamal Akaya is a Program Manager for CIPE’s Morocco projects. Kamal is based in Marrakesh, Morocco, although he grew up further south in the country. He holds a BA in English Studies and has worked on many projects related to community development and training, including initiatives funded by USAID and other foreign donors. He greatly enjoys working across cultures and is somebody who thrives on meeting new people. Kamal has a knack for creating trust and strong relationships. Equally important, Kamal also has direct experience in civil society; he is still very active in an association he founded some years ago in Marrakesh, so he not only understands the challenges of association management but has first-hand experience in advocacy strategies and tactics, especially at a local level.