Syrian Arab Republic
Obaida Fares was born on April 19, 1978, in Aleppo, Syria and relocated to Jordan at a young age. He completed a Bachelor in Economics at Al al-Bayt University in Jordan, where he currently resides. Over the past several years, he has attended approximately 120 classes in the fields of human rights, democracy and youth work.
Mr. Fares worked as a consultant for The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) (2001-2003) in the field of early childhood and youth. He was subsequently employed in a similar role the British Council in the field of family protection.
Presently, Mr. Fares serves as the bureau chief of the regional office of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) headquartered in Washington, DC. He is an author and an editor (individually and collectively) of several books in the fields of human rights, democracy, and family protection.