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May Albert Rihani



Areas of Expertise

International Development Policies and Programs, Institutional Development, Human Resource Development, Management, Girls’ and Women's Education, Equity, Community Participation, Training, Participatory Decision Making.

Representative Experience

Academy for Education Development: Senior Vice President & Director of the Global Learning Group, Sept 1998 – present

Director of the Center for Gender Equity at the Academy;

Creative Associates International, Inc: Senior Vice President, 1991-1998. 

Head of Education and Training Division (ETD);

TransCentury: Vice President and Director, Women in Development Secretariat, 1977-1984.



Selected  Works in English

Learning for the 21st Century: Strategies for Female Education in the Middle East and North Africa.  Amman, Jordan: UNICEF Middle East and North Africa Regional Office, 1993. 

Strategies to Promote Girls' Education:  Policies and Programs That Work.  New York:  UNICEF, 1992.

A Retrospective of USAID's Experience in Strengthening Democratic Institutions in Latin America, by M. Rihani, et al.  Bureau for Latin America and the Caribbean, September 1987.

USAID Policies and Programming in Education.: An Analysis of Conjunctions and Disjunctions;  by M. Rihani, et al., Bureau of Program and Policy Coordination, USAID, Washington, DC: 1986.

Women as if Women Mattered, Overseas Development Council , Washington D.C. 1978

Works In Arabic:

Yaloufou Khasra Al-Ard, Platform International, Washington D.C. 1993

Ismi: Siwaya, Dar Al-Rihani, Beirut, Lebanon, 1974

Hafron Ala Al-Ayam, Dar Al-Rihani, Beirut, Lebanon, 1969



American University of Beirut Alumni Association of North America: President

Ameen Rihani Organization:  Founding Member

Gibran Spirit of Humanities Award: Arab American Institute: Steering Committee Member

Platform International: Co-Founder



M.A course work   :   American University of Beirut - Political Science

B.A.     1968        :   American University of Beirut - Political Science

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