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For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
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Dr. Wafa Kotob
- Country Representative, World Learning Lebanon
- Chief of Party, Quality Instruction Towards Access to Basic Education Improvement (QITABI) 2 project
Dr. Wafa Kotob has been working in the field of education since 1987. She started as a school teacher, then worked as a school counselor, a teacher trainer, and a researcher in the field of education. In 2007, she was granted a PhD from the University of Manchester in the UK for her research on Theories of Change and Education Reform. In 2009, Dr. Kotob joined the field of development as the policy and planning specialist in the World Bank unit in the Ministry of Education in Lebanon, and later moved to UNICEF Lebanon as their senior education specialist. Between 2013 and 2016, Dr. Kotob was the chief of party for World Learning's Developing Rehabilitation Assistance to Schools and Teacher Improvement program II (D-RASATI-2), which was a USAID-funded, nationally focused project with an overarching goal to support the Ministry of Education as it improved the performance of the Lebanese public school system. Currently, Dr. Kotob is Chief of Party for the USAID funded Quality Instruction towards Access to Basic Education Improvement 2 (QITABI 2) project which is five-year program seeking to improve learning outcomes for all students in primary schools in Lebanon.
Expertise: education quality; education policy; teacher professional development; program management; system strengthening