Worked as a Senior Adviser and the Global Chief in the area of Early Childhood Development, Geneder Equality, Education and Child Protection at UNICEF in Turkey, Central Asian Countries and Globally in NY. Prior to this, I was an Associate Professor of Child Development at Gazi University Ankara Turkey. I have a long experience in programme planning, implementation and evaluation, and also running training workshops in the area of participatory communication skils, rights-based programming. Holding a PhD, and MA in Education, Dip.Ed. in Education Psychology/Comparative Education from London University, and MSc. in Child Development from Hacettepe University in Ankara-Turkey.