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Henrietta H. Fore

Henrietta H. Fore became UNICEF’s seventh Executive Director on 1 January 2018. She has worked to champion economic development, education, health, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief in a public service, private sector and non-profit leadership career that spans more than four decades. From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Fore served as the Administrator of the U.S. … Continued

Mariam Al Misned

She holds an Executive Master’s Degree in strategic planning and Business Administration from HEC Paris University (2014) Mariam Al-Misnad has assumed a number of positions, inter alia,  a member of the Childhood Committee at the Supreme Council for Family Affairs (2006), Acting Executive Director of the Childhood Cultural Center (2008), the Director of Information and … Continued

Dr. Luwei Pearson

Dr. Luwei Pearson is the acting Associate Director and Chief of Health Programme, UNICEF NYHQ. In this role, she provides strategic leadership, management support and overall direction to UNICEF’s global health programme. Dr. Pearson has worked with UNICEF for over 20 years at HQ, regional and country levels. In 2013, Dr. Pearson received a special … Continued

Prof. Dame Carolyn Hamilton

Professor Dame Carolyn Hamilton is the Director of Coram International, a global consultancy and research institution,  Professor Emeritus of Law at the University of Essex in the UK and a barrister. She was also the Senior Legal Adviser to the Children’s Commissioner and served as the Children and Families Commissioner to the Legal Services Commission. … Continued

Rachel Harvey

Rachel Harvey is the Regional Adviser Child Protection for UNICEF’s East Asia and Pacific. She has been a passionate child rights advocate for over 20 years, engaged in research, advocacy and programming on child protection, justice for children and child rights in East Asia and the Pacific, Central Asia, Africa, Central America, Eastern Europe and … Continued

Najat Daham Al-Abdullah

Experience gained in the field of work 2016: Until now, Director of the Family Affairs Department.2013-2016: Director of the Department of Elderly Affairs and People with Disabilities.2012: Director of the Social Security Administration.2009-2012: Director of the Social Security Administration – Acting Director of the Family Development Department.November 2007: Director of the Social Affairs Department at … Continued

Javier Aguilar

PhD Clinical Psychology and Psychopathology, Lyon University, France.MSc Public Policy, SOAS, University of London. 23 years of international experience in the area of child protection, adolescent and youth development. Before becoming Regional Child Protection Advisor in UNICEF Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa, Javier has been Chief of Child Protection in Sri … Continued

Salman Rawaf, MD PhD FRCP FFPH

Salman Rawaf is the chair of Public Health, Director of WHO Collaborating Centre in the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London and Honorary Consultant Physician in the NHS. He acquired his qualification in medicine, with training in pediatrics and public health, and spent most of his career in leading roles … Continued

Najat Maalla

Dr. M’jid, a medical doctor in paediatrics, has over the last three decades devoted her life to the promotion and protectionof children’s rights. She was Head of the Paediatric Department and Director of the Hay Hassani Mother-Child hospital in Casablanca. Dr. M’jid was a member of the Moroccan National Council on Human Rights and founder … Continued

Inger Ashing

Inger Ashing is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Save the Children International. A respected child rights activist, Inger has been associated with Save the Children for more than 25 years, first serving as a youth advocate and later on the Boards of Save the Children Sweden and Save the Children International. Prior to her appointment … Continued

Dr. Sharifa Al Emadi

Dr. Sharifa Noaman Al Emadi is currently the Executive Director of Doha International Family Institute. Dr. Emadi, is a certified clinical psychologist from Ministry of Health in Qatar and practicing her psychologist license to treat behavioural disorders, specifically drug addictions. She delivered several courses and workshops in this field in Qatar and abroad and presented … Continued

Sonia Livingstone

Sonia Livingstone DPhil (Oxon), OBE, FBA, FBPS, FAcSS, FRSA, is a professor in the Department of Media and Communications at the London School of Economics and Political Science. Taking a comparative, critical and contextualised approach, her research examines how changing conditions of mediation reshape everyday practices and possibilities for action. She has published 20 books … Continued

Vikram Patel

Vikram Patel is The Pershing Square Professor of Global Health and Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellow at the Harvard Medical School. He co-leads the [email protected] initiative. His work has focused on the burden of mental health problems, their association with social disadvantage, and the use of community resources for their prevention and treatment. He is … Continued

Dr. Jasem Al Mutawa

Educational and Social Expert and Former judge from Kuwait with over 30 years of experience in family affairs, marriage, education, children and youth development. He chaired many civil society organizations in the MENA region with focus on children, youth and family, and published many books related to family affairs, marriage and children.

Prof. Khalid Al Ansari, MD, FRCPS, FAAP (PEM), MScH

Dr. Khalid Al Ansari is the inaugural Chairman of Level One Trauma, Emergency Department and Urgent Care Sidra. He is the founder of National Poison Center and the founder of the Child Advocacy Program in Qatar. He is also the Chairman of the Sidra wide Hospital Resuscitation Program. Dr. Al Ansari’s extensive expertise in Emergency … Continued