Wafa Kotob

Title: Country Representative for World Learning in Lebanon; Senior Policy Advisor for the Quality Instruction towards Access to Basic Education Improvement project

Department: Education

Wafa Kotob has been working in the field of education since 1987, she started as a school teacher, and 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, 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 Kotob was the chief of party for World Learning's Developing Rehabilitation Assistance to Schools and Teacher Improvement program (D-RASATI) 2, which was a USAID-funded, nationally focused project with an overarching goal to support the Ministry of Education to improve the performance of the Lebanese public school system. Currently, Kotob is the country representative for World Learning in Lebanon and is the senior policy Advisor for the USAID-funded Quality Instruction towards Access to Basic Education Improvement (QITABI) project.

Expertise: teacher professional development, development in education, educational reform, education policy