"I am honored and excited to join the Academy of the Global Teacher Prize. Very few awards are as effective and instrumental in elevating the profession, inspiring all teachers and driving them further. Teachers can change lives. They inspire, motivate, and drive a generation. Appreciating their commitments and excellence is not only necessary but also indispensable."
Mona is a Director at the Office of Strategic Affairs, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court. Her role includes providing advisory support to leadership on local and global social and economic developments as well as heading the Think Tank arm of the office which works on drafting of publications and white papers to influence policy making. Prior to joining the crown Prince Court she worked at Booz and Company as part of the public sector practice team focusing on a wide range of public policy issues including: social and labor policies and macroeconomic policy among other areas. She also worked as an economist with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA). She has authored and co-authored several papers including an IMF paper on the determinants of Public Private Partnerships. Her most recent work includes two major books: “Looking Ahead: The 50 Trends that Matter” and “The Giving World: How maximizing three financial forces could revolutionize global development”.
Mona holds a PhD in Development Studies from the university of Oxford and a Master in Public Administration International Development from Harvard Kennedy school. She is the founding Curator of the World Economic Forum Abu Dhabi Global Shapers Hub and a WEF Young Global Leader.