Position: President (Constituency: Middle East)
Constituency: President

Refaat Sabbah

Dr. Refat Sabbah is, since November 2018, the president of the Global Campaign for Education. He has extensive experience in the field of education as a social actor, empowering and promoting the critical role of teachers.

He also serves as president of the Arab house of Adult Education and Development (AHEAD); the Regional Coordinator of Arab Campaign for Education for all (ACEA); the Chair of the Arab Network for Human Rights and Citizenship Education (ANHRE) and is the founder and General Director of the Teacher Creativity Center, a body which promotes transformative and human rights based Education at national and international levels in cooperation with a number of leading international platforms and initiatives.

Mr Sabbah is an active board member and representative of civil society on a number of leading international platforms including the High-Level Education 2030 Steering Committee; an International Coordination Group Member of UNESCO’s Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education 2030; the UNESCO led Advisory Committee to the International Commission on the Futures of Education; the Advisory board for the Global Education Monitoring Report (GEM); and the High-Level Steering Committee of Education Cannot Wait (ECW).as well as he is a advisory committee member of the Transforming education summit

Dr. Sabbah is a published author and holds a PhD in Education from Almaref University, Yemen, for his important work in support of education in Yemen as well as a Masters in Women Development and Law from Birzeit University, Palestine, and Masters on Educational Management from Al Quds open University. He has also completed a number of additional diplomas in the areas of adult training development, and Journalism.

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end exclusion in education. Education is a basic human right, and our mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.