Mr. Farooq S. Burney

Position: Executive Director, Al Fakhoora Program, Education Above All
Country: Qatar

Farooq Burney is the Executive Director of Al Fakhoora, a programme of Education Above All in Doha, Qatar, which works to promote the right to education in conflict post-conflict states by providing opportunities for marginalized youth to become educated, professionally skilled and inspirational leaders of the future. Al Fakhoora provides comprehensive scholarship and empowerment packages, focused not only on quality education but also on student services, leadership development and economic empowerment, currently in six countries: Palestine, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Farooq Burney has over 20 years of experience in the NGO sector in North America, Asia, and the Middle East.

2017 Session