Amira leads Luminate’s global Participation & Dissent work, focused on making political power more inclusive and ensuring those who challenge power can do so safely and effectively. She previously managed the foundation’s global Civic Empowerment grants and investments. Before joining Luminate, Amira was the Director of Strategy and Programmes at a global social impact organisation, and worked at Transparency International – Defence and Security to make militaries world-wide more transparent and accountable to civilian oversight. A former Tahrir Square activist, Amira started her career in non-profit organisations in Egypt.