DR. JONATHAN BRAKARSHDR. JONATHAN BRAKARSH
Hope and Homes for Children, International Programmes - Head of Learning and Engagement
As Head of Learning and Engagement, Mr Sestak has worked in a variety of international contexts around Eastern and Southern Africa, woth a focus on capcity building and social workforce development in Rwanda, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi. He has worked in Latin America to support and advise the development of an online training platform in Argentina and conducted trainings in Argentina, Uruguay and Mexico around deinstitutionalisation, systemic refomr and alternative care.
He has been involved in developing the capacity building component for a pilot project in India, focusing on family strengthening and alternative care with a view to initiate systemic reform in child care and protection Mr. Sestak has been a Country Director for HHC Romania up until 2017, where he led the delivery of operations that will progress and complete the child protection system reform in Romania.
Prior to this he was involved in childcare. He designs and conducts training for professionals at national, regional and global levels and has led many such interventions in parts of Europe and Africa as well as South America and India. He has been central in the development of capacities of both preservice and in-service professionals involved in DI and childcare reform.
Mr. Sestak’s qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language & Literature and Romanian Language & Literature, MA in Contemporary European History, History of Education and History of Art, Accredited Trainer through the National Council for Professional Training in Romania, and Business Coaching with the Business Coaching Academy.
He is currently studying for MBA in Business Management. He has over 17 years of experience in the area of childcare reform development. He spearheaded the introduction of DI in Rwanda.