Ms. Samira Smirat is an experienced social worker, community development professional and manager, with 18 years in the public and private sectors.   She currently heads PLAN:NET LIMITED’s office in Jordan where she manages and participates in its main project activities.

Her primary professional experience is with the social and economic empowerment of low-income communities – in particular, women - using participatory development methodologies.

She has expanded her initial public-service work-experience in the housing and environment sectors into a much wider sphere of consulting, primarily with internationally funded development projects. Samira is an experienced community facilitator, monitor/social researcher and trainer of monitoring and evaluation methodologies (Results Based Management (RBM), Outcome Mapping, Participatory Rapid Appraisal (PRA) and Appreciative Inquiry).

Samira and black women
Samira employing a participatory approach to research
Jordan, 2010