Mr. Fadi Yarak

Mr. Fadi Yarak is the General Director of Education in the Ministry of Education in Lebanon since 2007. He is: – Directly responsible for 1300 public schools and 40000 teachers. – The chairman of over $300 million retirement fund for the Teachers in the Private Sector. – A member of the national commission of education of the UNESCO and of the task force for “Education for all”. – Familiar with complex projects management and deals with different contracting types (cooperation agreements-grants-subcontracting..) with the international donors. – In charge of the overview of the General education strategy and programs, including quality standards, policy planning and implementation and liaising with national and international education organizations in line with the government policy agenda. – He cooperates with regional and local stakeholders mainly the World Bank, European Union, USAID, AFD, DfID, CIDA, SIDA and UN agencies based in Lebanon. – Moreover, he has taken the lead in the education in Emergencies by managing the response with the international community ensuring that there is coordination, coherence and complementarity. He has around 25 years of field and advisory experience in the social and economic development sector (education, health and social services): • Senior advisor to the minister of social affairs (MOSA) • Project coordinator in the policy advisory unit/ capacity building for poverty reduction with UNDP. • Participated in the elaboration of the social plan and education strategies. • Active member of various international and regional civil society networks for Human rights, poverty alleviation and education development. He holds an MBA from ESA – ESCP Paris and a DESS from Université Saint-Joseph where he was a lecturer from 1993 to 1996.