Fadi Yarak

Fadi Yarak has served as the Director General Education in the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education since 2007. As the most senior civil servant in the sector, he is responsible for ensuring every child in Lebanon is able to access a quality education. He also manages the Ministry's interactions with a wide range of development partners. Since 2011 he has led the response to the Syria Crisis in the school sector, finding places for more than 200,000 displaced children in Lebanese public schools.
Winning Ugly: Five Lessons From Managing a School Shutdown

Winning Ugly: Five Lessons From Managing a School Shutdown

On 28 February, Lebanon confirmed its fourth case of COVID-19, closing all schools with immediate effect on the same day. Fadi Yarak, the Director General of Education in the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education (MEHE), shares some lessons from over a decade of leading a school system through difficult times.

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