Researcher, producer and curator with focus on the global south. She has worked in the last 15 years on programs related to providing funding, improving work conditions of independent contemporary artists and building capacities of cultural practitioners in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America, for a variety of international organizations such as Young Arab Theatre Fund, Art Moves Africa, Arterial Network, Mimeta …etc. She has been appointed in February 2015 as the artistic leader of Vooruit arts center in Ghent (Belgium). Khadija studied Arabic literature, cultural management and policies and has an artist background in theatre. She was born and raised in Agadir (Morocco). She currently works and lives in Ghent.