Munas’ professional experience covers education in emergencies (EiE), education for social cohesion and peacebuilding. In his work, he applies a transformative reflective framework of inquiry. Currently, he is reading for an MPhil/PhD at the Centre for Research into the Education of Marginalised Children and Young Adults (CREMCYA). His research project focuses on the transformative capacities of education for peacebuilding in post-war Sri Lanka.
During the past ten years, Munas has contributed (including through UN agencies UNICEF and UNDP) at all levels of education, including: national education systems, sector/cluster coordination, capacity building and quality programming for children affected by conflict and disasters. He has worked in Sudan, Nigeria, Cameroon, Lesotho and Sri Lanka managing projects funded by EU, ECHO, DFID, KfW, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), BPRM and Humanitarian Funding.
He has Master’s degrees in Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding, as well as Post Graduate Diplomas (PgDs) in (1) Education, (2) Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding, (3) International Relations, and (4) Arabic and Islamic Studies.