Marianne Stone

Marianne Stone has been working with the International Rescue Committee since 2012 and in the Middle East since 2014. She is currently the Regional Project Director of the Ahlan Simsim program, which aims to reach children and their caregivers with high-quality Early Childhood Development content in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria. Previously, she held the position of Head of Programs in Lebanon and Iraq where she oversaw the implementation of $30-33 million portfolios with programming in diverse sectors such as Protection, Education, Economic Wellbeing, Child Protection, Women’s Protection and Health. 

Prior to her work in the Middle East, Stone worked for the IRC in the Democratic Republic of Congo overseeing business development and grant management of an annual portfolio of over $70 million. Before working with the IRC, she worked in the US with a focus on social protection issues. Notably she worked on raising awareness in issues of intimate partner violence within refugee communities in Houston and served as an advocate for Women’s issues. Stone holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Science Po, Paris and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University as well as a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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