Child Safeguarding Network Manager
Maryam has more than eight years experience working with governments and organisations to implement and strengthen the United Nation's International Child Safeguarding standards frameworks. She leads the development of the international movement to safeguard children. She supports 75 international, national and local organisations working in every almost country and serving millions of the world's most vulnerable children. Maryam is accountable for driving quality in the implementation of the International Child Safeguarding Standards within the KCS network. She is able to provide support in English, French, Farsi and Arabic. She developed an international child safeguarding community of practice, providing ongoing technical advice and coaching to members and undertakes certification and auditing for all full members. In addition, she was involved in providing her child safeguarding expertise to deliver child safeguarding workshops during the partnership of KCS and USAID- PEPFAR (President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS and Relief) programme in Africa. She successfully led the first child safeguarding conference in Africa in 2014 which brought together 250 participants including Government bodies, donors and local and International NGOs across 49 countries to examine the implications of the child safeguarding measures in the African context. Maryam has an MA in International Children’s Rights specialising in global childhood development, child health and international child protection and child safeguarding issues.