Amir Osman is a senior policy analyst for Africa at the Open Society Foundations. In partnership with our foundations and partners, he conducts advocacy on Africa targeted at the United Nations secretariat and UN country missions.
Prior to joining the Open Society Foundations, Osman was the senior director of policy and government relations for the Save Darfur Coalition. With the coalition president, he was responsible for designing and implementing domestic and international policy, advocacy, and outreach to the U.S. government, foreign governments, regional and international institutes, media, and non-governmental organizations. Osman was also responsible for managing the Policy and Government Relations team.
Previously, Osman was the Sudan program officer for the Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies. He designed and managed the CIHRS Sudan projects in Africa and Arab countries. Osman also worked on several research projects with the Forced Migration and Refugee Studies Program at the American University in Cairo. As a researcher, he published a paper entitled “Expectations and Experiences of Resettlement: Sudanese Refugees Perspectives on their Journey to Australia, Canada, and the United States.”
Osman received diplomas in refugee studies, international human rights law, and community interpretation from the American University in Cairo. He graduated from the University of Khartoum with a BSc in Physics. He speaks Arabic and English.