AVPE works with independent consultants in Palestine, recruiting them in line with the needs of each project. This allows us to pull from a diversity of skill sets that best serve our partner’s needs. In the United States, Executive Director Layla Kaiksow works with partners on both sides of the ocean to connect them with the appropriate advisors and consultants.

Layla A. Kaiksow
Executive Director

Layla A. Kaiksow was raised in Madison, WI and recently returned to the United States after living abroad for 12 years in Palestine. Layla is currently based in Houston, Texas with her husband and two children. She has extensive experience working in fair trade and is a World Fair Trade Organization certified Fair Trade Auditor. She holds a Master degree from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) in International Economic Development. Her professional experience consists of work in various fields of international development, including fair trade, agriculture, women, children, and media. Layla joined AVPE in April of 2018 serving as the America Operations Officer.   

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