Mrs. Lara HusseinWFO Vice President for Family PolicyMs. Lara Hussein is Jordanian, holds a Masters degree in Education, Human Resource Development from Huddersfield University, U.K., and a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from the Yarmouk University, Jordan.Ms. Hussein is currently the Deputy Secretary General of the National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA), a family policy think tank, that is headed by Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah.She is also the Vice President of the Family Policy Coordination in the World Family Organization.Prior to holding her latest post, Ms. Hussein was the Director of the Childhood Unit at NCFA.She has gained her professional experience working for ten years with the United Nations (ESCWA & UNICEF) in research and project management related positions.Moreover, she is a board member in the World Family Organization, a board member in Queen Rania College for Childhood at the Hashemite University, and an Executive Committee member of the Child Protection Initiative of Amman Municipality, as well as memberships in other national, regional and international committees of which are: the International Organizing Committee of the World Forum on Early Childhood Education, the National Family Protection Team, the Education Reform for the Knowledge Economy (ERFKE - Component Four) Higher Committee, and was a member in the Health and Social Welfare Committees of the Jordanian National Agenda.
professional life, Ms. Hussein
contributed to the development of several national strategies and plans of action, that aims at improving the quality of life for the Jordanian child and family, among those were: the National Agenda, the National Plan of Action for Children (2004-2013), the National Early Childhood Development Plan of Action (2003-2007), the National Council for Family Affairs'
Strategy (2004-2006), The National Strategy for Combating Child Labor, the Health Program Component of the UNICEF and Jordan Country Strategy (2003-2007), and others.She
has represented Jordan in several conferences, prepared many papers in the fields of health, education and protection, and has mobilized a network of national, regional and international partners who are working on issues related to family, children and youth.