Malek Alraddad

International Programmes Manager | Generations for Peace
Jordan HUB
JORDAN

 

Malek has 8 years of experience in the NGO sector. From 2014-18, he worked at International Relief & Development (IRD), where he managed cross-border relief to southern Syria, health projects throughout Jordan, and protection programming in Zaatari, the largest refugee camp in the MENA region. In 2019, he launched the TREE program at Save the Children Jordan, and is currently the International Programs Manager at Generations for Peace (GFP).

Malek Alraddad is deeply motivated to participate in the Certification Program for Compassionate Systems Master Practitioners to gain the practical tools and theoretical foundation necessary to support the implementation of GFP programs in over 51 countries around the world, including the US, Africa, Asia, and MENA. The programs include peace-building activities that support youth in areas affected by conflict from different nationalities, ethnicities, tribes, and communities. GFP uses sports, art, advocacy, and dialogue to build social cohesion in conflict-affected areas. The aim of such activities is to prevent, mitigate, and stop conflict by bringing together people from different backgrounds to interact in a safe space.

Previously, Malek launched the Transforming Refugee Education towards Excellence (TREE) program supported by Community Jameel and in partnership with the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL). On average, schoolchildren in the public education sector are underperforming and find the classroom to be a stressful environment. The life chances afforded by a quality basic education are slipping out of reach for a generation of children. Falling educational standards have been exacerbated with the influx of over 1 million Syrian refugees from 2011 onwards. Of these, 78.7% live in host communities and the remaining 21.3% live in camps. This has placed considerable strain on social, economic, and natural resource systems throughout Jordan, with a significant burden placed on the education and health sectors. As a result, the TREE program was designed by J-WEL and Save the Children Jordan to adopt the Compassionate Systems Framework to improve the well-being of teachers and students in Jordanian public schools.

His education background, combined with his work experience, has provided him with a strong foundation in research and critical thinking to be successful in managing such programs. He completed his undergraduate studies at Hashemite University in Jordan and obtained his master’s from Athens Information Technology in Greece.