Chiraz Karoui is a lawyer, a doctor in law and an advisor in capacity building and development policy. She is specialized as well in funding development in the MENA region and in Africa. She worked at the European Investment Bank, at the Hague Conference on Private International Law, at the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, and at the United Nations Development Programme where she contributed to the implementation of the judicial and penitentiary system reform in Tunisia. She also taught at the IESEG School of Business and at the Burgundy Business School.
Chiraz won the “Femmes d’Avenir en Méditerranée” program organized by Sciences Po Paris, the “Legislative fellows program” organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the United States, and the “Jeune Expert Diplomate” program organized by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe in Vienna. Chiraz is passionate about human rights and shows a great interest towards gender issues, as she is convinced that women from the Mediterranean has the potential to become the future leaders of their country. Chiras developed a project promoting women’s rights in Tunisia, that she implemented at the end of a training in United States, notably within the Solidarity Center of the AFL-CIO, the office of the Congressman John K.Delaney and in the Senate Committee for Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs