Refaat Sabbah | Constituency: Middle-EastVice Chair

Refaat is a lifelong human rights and education activist. He is the General Director and Founder of the Teacher Creativity Centre in Palestine, the Chair of the Arab Network for Civic Education (ANHRE), and the General Secretary of the Arab Coalition for Education for All (ACEA).

He was elected Vice-Chair of the Board of the Global Campaign for Education in 2015. The Teacher Creativity Center (TCC) is a Palestinian, non-profit, non-governmental organisation established in May 1995 by a group of teachers, including Refaat. TCC has been at the forefront of organisations calling for the integration of civic education and human rights concepts into the entire school curriculum, not only in Palestine but also in the wider Arab World, and to date it has trained more than 25 000 teachers in Gaza and the West Bank. Refaat also founded ACEA, which represents eleven national and three regional education coalitions across the Arabic-speaking world.