Gailani Kanna, "an Iraqi-American who immigrated to the United States in 1984, currently works as a project manager with the Iraq Foundation in Washington DC . Ms. Gailani Kanna was a member of the Iraq Reconstruction Development Council (IRDC), working with the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), where she worked as an advisor to the Office of Ministries Affairs at the Iraqi Governing Council. Ms. Gailani Kanna was also involved in the rehabilitation efforts of Baghdad Zoo to have a safe educational haven for Iraqi families. She also arranged for English classed to the staff of the Secretariat of the Iraqi Governing Counsel.
"Ms. Selwa Gailani Kanna holds a BSC in Architecture from Baghdad University , College of Engineering . She worked as and Architect / Urban Designer with the Municipality of Kuwait from 1980-1984. Residing in Saudi Arabia from 1998 to 1999 and Dubai from 1999-2005, Ms. Gailani Kanna worked with a leading private college for women ( Effat College ) as an Executive Assistant to Dean. In Dubai , she worked as an advisor to a leading real estate developer as well as managed her private business.
"Ms. Gailani Kanna currently resides in McLean , Virginia with her family." 
- Director, WAFDI
Resources and articles
- Salwa Gailani, WAFDI, accessed July 23, 2007.