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Riham Kowatly

Social Protection Analyst

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Kowatly is an urban and social protection analyst with extensive experience in leading and conducting field data collection, processing, visualization, and analysis. She has worked extensively with displaced persons and migrants, including Syrian and Palestinian refugees through the UNDP Palestinian Gatherings Programme and working for UN-Habitat. Kowatly has conducted several research and analysis projects; for instance, she was central in the development of the neighbourhood profiling programme for UN-Habitat and UNICEF in Lebanon. She has a strong interest in child protection, with a MA and MS focused on children in playscape and in disadvantaged contexts respectively. Kowatly also has a background in open spaces analysis and design. She has excellent written and verbal communication in Arabic and English.

Publications

 

2022, The Significance of School Playgrounds (SPs) In Disadvantaged Contexts: Implementing and Sharing SPs As an Alternative Development Paradigm to Children Geographies (forthcoming), to be published in Co-designing Built Interventions with Children Affected by Displacement (DeCID), Catalytic Action. (Author) (Forthcoming)

2021, UN-Habitat—ESCWA The State of Lebanese Cities Report. (Contributor and Report Production Officer)

2020, UCL Relief Centre and UN-Habitat Lebanon Hamra Neighborhood Profile. (Contributor and Peer Reviewer)

2020, UN-Habitat and UNICEF Lebanon Portal of UN-Habitat—UNICEF Neighborhood Profiles. (Project Officer)

2020, UN-Habitat and UNICEF Lebanon  How to Read & Use the Lebanon Neighborhood Profiles. (Lead Author)

2020, UN-Habitat and UNICEF Lebanon Old Saida Neighborhood Profile. (Report Production Officer)

2018, UN-Habitat and UNICEF Lebanon Tabbaneh Neighborhood Profile. (Report Production Officer)

2018, UN-Habitat and UNICEF Lebanon El-Qobbeh Neighborhood Profile. (Report Production Officer)

2018, UN-Habitat and UNICEF Lebanon Jabal Mohsen Neighborhood Profile. (Report Production Officer)

2018, Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) What’s Missing? Adding Context to the Urban Response Toolbox, United Kingdom. (Contributor)

2017, UN-Habitat Lebanon (2017) Maachouk Neighborhood Profile and Strategy. (Neighborhood Strategy Author)

2017, UN-Habitat Lebanon (2017) Nabaa Neighborhood Profile and Strategy. (Neighborhood Strategy Author)