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Lorraine Charles

Research Associate

Lorraine's expertise is in politics, political economy, development, education and livelihoods of the Middle East.  She has also worked on issues related to the Syrian crisis since 2011. She has lived in the region since 2004.

Lorraine Charles is currently Head of Research for Angela M Solomon Communications, Lead Policy Analysis for the Toward Global Learning Goals project that aims at understanding the challenges of education globally and ways to address these,  Lead Consultant at UrbanEmerge, and Director of Development GCC for ReBootKAMP, an NGO that trains refugees in software development in preparation for employment.

Lorraine has developed an education and entrepreneurship project for a start up social enterprise for the Syrian refugee population. She was Research and Policy Consultant for the Global Business Coalition for Education, where her work focused on the engagement of the private sector in education for Syrian children in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. She was a consultant for the Emirates Diplomatic Academy, a body under UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs, on a research project that examined employment for Syrian refugees in Turkish and Jordanian contexts.  She has also worked on other education and livelihood research projects aimed at the addressing the needs of the Syrian refugee population. Her past research has covered issues such as energy security in the GCC, nationalisation policies, economic diversification and development and the role of women in economic development.

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Angela M Solomon Communications