Malek Saeed joined the Yemen Policy Center as an Associate Fellow in 2022. His research interests lie in political and religious contestation in education, education and violent conflicts and peace, girls’ education, leadership in education, education in emergencies, and education policies.
Since mid-2020, Malek has been working with Save the Children International in Yemen as the Education Program Coordinator in Aden. He is responsible for coordinating with the Ministry of Education and developing work plans, procurement plans, and activity budget plans. He is also responsible for developing the technical aspect of designing activities that increase equitable access to education for children in Yemen, improving the teaching and learning in targeted schools, and building the institutional capacity of the Ministry of Education. Between 2018 and 2020, he worked with INTERSOS NGO as an Education Manager for the DAFI program, supporting youth refugees to seek tertiary education in Yemeni universities. He worked to provide equitable access to education for refugees in Yemen in a friendly environment to help them to prosper, and to train them with soft skills to help them gain employment after tertiary education. In 2016-17, Malek started a local Initiative to support children with upper limb amputations by printing 3D-printed limbs.
Malek has a Master’s in Art in Education and Development, University of East Anglia, UK.