Nousha Kabawat

Head of Syria Program, International Center for Transitional Justice

Region(s): Global, Middle East
Country of focus: Lebanon, Syria, Turkey
Based in The Hague


Current Occupation: Head of Syria Program, International Center for Transitional Justice
Organization/Institution: The International Center for Transitional Justice
Language: Arabic, English, French

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.