She is a social policy expert with over thirty years of experience in the field of sustainable development throughout the Middle East, Asia and Australia, focusing on social protection needs of vulnerable children, women and individuals with disability. She provides technical advisory services to policy makers and strategic planners in government, non-government and UN agencies on child protection, social equity and gender-based violence. In recent years, she has worked with a number of UAE Government federal and local entities (Abu Dhabi Police, Ministry of Interior Child Protection Center, Community Development Authority, The Executive Council of Dubai, Knowledge Human Development Authority) contributing strategically on prevention of child abuse, social inclusion of people with disability, social care and benefits services provision, human rights, licensing and regulation of development workers and corporate social responsibility. She has conducted community research on a number of issues including family violence, child trafficking and social inclusion of marginalized population groups. An adjunct faculty at Zayed University, she is an ardent speaker and has presented at various international conferences. She has strong strategic planning, policy-making, project management and capacity-building skills. In her capacity as the Director Child Safety & Development, she is currently providing child protection expertise to SEDI’s global operations.
Dr Najla Alnaqbi
A Ph.D. professional in Educational Technology, Curriculum and Instruction with over 10 years combined experience in academic and management educational environments. Involved in all aspects of innovation, eLearning, distance learning, curriculum development and assessment through projects at K-12 and higher education systems. Strategic planning experience in educational projects and program management (focusing on innovation and smart learning initiatives). Experience includes full practical and proven knowledge of the complete projects, scheduling, and completion, tracking and controlling budgets. Ability to train, lead teams and mange educational related projects. Researcher and speaker in conferences/forums in fields related to Educational technology, instructional design, disruptive technologies, Artificial intelligent in education, distance learning.