Asmaa Alfadala

Director of Research and Content Development, World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE), Qatar

Asmaa Alfadala is the director of research and content development at the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE). She is also a visiting fellow at the University of Northwestern in the US. She has twenty years of professional experience in schools as well as higher education. Asmaa was an associate policy analyst at the RAND-Qatar Policy Institute. Before Qatar Foundation, she worked in the Ministry of Education as a teacher, then as a head of the science department. She is the author of 'K-12 Reform in the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (GCC): Challenges and Policy Recommendations' and co-author of 'Developing Agile leaders of learning: school leadership policy for dynamic times' published by WISE, Qatar Foundation. She is a member of the Comparative International Education Society (CIES), and the International Congress for School Effectiveness and Improvement (ICSEI). Asmaa serves as an advisor for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation's education strategy. She is also a board member at Qatar Academy Sidra school in Doha. She has served at Qatar University as an assistant professor of educational sciences at the College of Education. Asmaa holds a Ph.D. and M.Phil. from Cambridge University, UK.


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