ExpertiseConflict Resolution and Peace-building
Refugees, Migration, IDPs
No longer welcome: Syrians in Denmark face an impossible choice ICTJ June 1, 2021
An unconscionable situation for Syrian Children ICTJ May 14, 2018
Documenting the war in Syria University of Toronto Magazine Dec 19, 2016
Meet Nousha Kabawat and her unstoppable drive to help Syria’s displaced children thrive Leadarise Journal July 14, 2016
Syria’s Next Generation BBC News Magazine Mar 12, 2015
Interview with Nousha Kabawat about the Syrian refugee crisis BBC World Service audio 2015
Voices: In midst of war, life goes on for Syrian kids USA Today Mar 26 2015
Young, Syrian, Female: This Is How you Fight ISIS’s Values Elle Sept 14, 2015
Nousha Kabawat is Head of Program for Syria for the International Center for Transitional Justice (@theICTJ). She has implemented training programs for Syrian activists in Amman, Beirut, and Istanbul in conflict resolution, negotiation, civil society building, and transitional justice. She founded a project that has provided education to thousands of Syrian refugee children.
Previously Nousha was program officer for Syria at the Center for World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution at George Mason University and project coordinator for Syria at Search for Common Ground Lebanon. She was an associate producer for the 2015 Frontline documentary Inside Assad’s Syria, nominated for an Emmy award.
In 2013, she founded Project Amal ou Salam, which works with refugee children in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria. The projects aims to empower the future leaders of Syria through education, intervention, and trauma-based care. Their work has given more than 7,000 Syrian children educational opportunities. Her work has been recognized by the United States Institute of Peace and featured in National Geographic, BBC News, USA Today, and the Peace and Conflict Monitor.
She holds a master’s degree in Conflict Analysis and Resolution from George Mason University and a graduate certificate in Global Journalism from the University of Toronto.