Maysoun Chehab is currently working as Basic Education Officer at the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States. Chehab is providing technical and professional support to the UNESCO Regional Office and their national counterparts in the Arab States. Prior to working with UNESCO, Chehab was the Regional Childhood Unit Coordinator at the Arab Resource Collective – Beirut Office. Chehab has also worked with the International Network for education in emergencies as the Arabic Community Facilitator in her region. In addition to her experience in the Arab States, she has worked in the USA with many public and private Educational organizations.

Chehab has developed and managed education programs in many countries such as, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Palestine, Gulf, and Yemen. She has served as an advisor to a number of local foundations, national and international organizations, helping to create innovative policies and programs to improve the conditions for children and families. She is the author and co-author of numerous publications including: Dialogue in Early Childhood; Investing against Evidence; Comparative Analysis for ECEC in the Arab States; Providing a Sense of Belonging in an Environment of Conflict.


Her professional interest is mainly in programme and policy planning and advocacy for quality education, especially for the ones in need of immediate support. She is a PhD Candidate at Paris Saclay University and holds a M.Ed. in Special Education from the University of Michigan (USA) and a B.S. in Child and Family Counseling from the University of Michigan (USA).