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Team Lead - Syria Education Programme Alaa Zaza

Alaa Zaza is an education and child protection specialist with 15 years of experience in inclusive education and school social work. Alaa has targeted experience in education in emergency, early childhood development, social emotional learning, psychosocial support, and peace- and conflict-sensitive education.

Alaa led the development of early grade literacy and numeracy curricula and associated assessments. He also led the design, development, and evaluation of teacher professional development projects, and helped mainstream child protection, safeguarding standards, and interventions in schools and local institutions, empowering communities on child rights, and coordinating with international and local actors.

Alaa is a passionate advocate for the rights of children. As the team lead for the Syria Education Programme, he represented the Programme in many international events to bring the voice of children in need to policy makers and create an enabling environment for the Programme. In addition to his experience in teaching and school management, he also worked as a school social worker and science education specialist in Qatar.

Alaa discusses his work and the Syria Education Programme on The Universal Design for Learning Approach Podcast and holds a master’s degree in special education – mild and moderate disability.

by Alaa Zaza

Universal Design for Learning Approach Podcast

In Dr. Loui Lord Nelson's podcast, the UDL Approach, Alaa Zaza shares how teachers and schools are supporting all children, including children with disabilities, and how adults work to provide all children with psychosocial and academic support in the midst of the Syrian tragedy.