Dr Kawkab Alwadeai holds a PhD in Mental Health and Counselling from Algeria University 2013. She is a Trainer in GBV, women human rights, dialogue and peace. She has been working in the field of women's issues since 1996 in the Women National Committee (WNC) in Yemen, where she is now a counsellor.
From 2015 to 2016, Kawkab worked as an Assistant Professor of Mental Health and Counselling at the University of Science and Technology, Sana’a, Yemen. From October 2013 to September 2015 she worked as a national stress counsellor at the UNDP for the UN staff.
During the ongoing war in Yemen, she has been working as a volunteer in charitable organisations to provide psychological support for those affected by the war.
In 2012, Kawkab worked as a Focal Point for the UNESCO Regional Office in Beirut, mapping peace and dialogue resources in Arab countries, focusing on Yemen.