Dr. Tarek Chehidi

Global Lead, Future of Work and Public Sector, Teach For All


Tarek Chehidi is Teach For All’s Global Head of the Future of Work and Public Sector. He works with Teach For All teams and network partners to design and implement the Future of Work Initiative and also to develop knowledge and learning experiences to foster public sector partnerships and impactful engagement with bilateral and multilateral organizations across the network. Tarek has over twenty years of experience in education across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. He is a recognized leader in developing and implementing innovative educational solutions, ICT in education policy and reform, education strategies, strengthening the capacity of ministerial leaders, creating regional platforms for cooperation and policy dialogue, and enabling transformative partnerships across the ecosystem stakeholders. Before joining Teach For All, Tarek worked with several organizations including Results For Development, the Association for the Development of Education in Africa, GESCI, and the Ministry of Education of Tunisia where he served as an advisor to the Minister between 2002 and 2011. Tarek served on UNESCO Expert Group on Best Practices in Mobile Learning, the joint ITU-UNICEF-UNESCO Working Group on School Connectivity, UNICEF’s GIGA Advisory Group and the Digital Learning Working Group. He was a member of the team of experts that drafted the African Union’s Continental Education Strategy for Africa 2016-2025. Tarek has deep experience supporting young social entrepreneurs in Tunisia and across Africa and the Middle East. HE holds a Ph.D. in Area Studies from Sophia University (Japan). In 2008, Tarek was made Knight of the National Order of Merit for contribution to education in Tunisia.