OECD Forum 2012: Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan


Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan



Her Majesty Queen Rania focuses on a variety of causes, the most important of which is education. In Jordan, Her work helps raise the quality of education for Jordanian children. Abroad, She advocates for global education and for world leaders to fulfill their commitments towards universal primary education.


In 2008, Queen Rania launched Madrasati, a public-private partnership to renovate 500 needy public schools and enrich student curricula. In 2010, Queen Rania expanded Madrasati to Palestinian schools in Jerusalem.


In line with Jordan's ambition to improve the quality of education, Her Majesty established the Queen Rania Teachers' Academy in 2009, the Kingdom's first interactive Children's Museum in 2007, as well as the Queen Rania Award for Excellence in Education in 2005. Queen Rania heads the Jordan Education Initiative, established in 2003 to introduce technology to schools across Jordan.

Her Majesty is the founder of the Jordan River Foundation, established to improve the livelihoods of communities and protect children from abuse across the Kingdom.


Queen Rania is UNICEF's Eminent Global Advocate for Children and Honorary Chair of the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative. To help achieve the Millennium Development Goals, Her Majesty has supported Education for All, the In My Name Campaign, the Global Campaign for Education, and the Global Partnership for Education. During the summer of 2009, Queen Rania launched and was named Co-Founder and Global Co-Chair of 1GOAL, a campaign to promote global education in partnership with FIFA, the World Cup South Africa 2010, and the Global Campaign for Education.

Her Majesty is a board member of both the World Economic Forum and the United Nations Foundation.


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