Acting MENA Manager
Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI)
Laury Haytayan is the Acting MENA Manager at the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), an international organization that aims to promote effective management of resources. For 5 more than five years, Ms. Haytayan led the MENA parliamentary and media development programs at NRGI and played a fundamental role in the launch of the “MENA Extractive Industries Knowledge Hub,” based in Beirut. Prior to joining NRGI, she was the Executive Director of the “Arab Parliamentarians Against Corruption”, where she worked closely with parliamentarians from the Arab region to develop strategies and action plans to strengthen the oversight and legislative capacity of parliamentarians to curb corruption. For the past twelve years, Ms. Haytayan worked with various stakeholders promoting a culture of accountability, transparency, and rule of law in public institutions in the Middle East.
In 2014, the Arab Women’s Council granted her an award for her active role in the field of social responsibility and accountability.
In 2015, the Lebanese Green Party granted her an award for her efforts in strengthening the role of the Lebanese women in politics.
In 2016, the Tunisian Association of Parliamentary Advisors granted her an award for her support to the Tunisian parliament in natural resource governance.