The Advisory Board

The Advisory Board of the Global Education Monitoring Report is composed of representatives from UN multilateral agencies, bilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations, civil society groups and networks, directors of UNESCO education Institutes and individuals from developing countries in all world regions with an expertise in education issues. It meets once a year to provide guidance and feedback to the Report team. Topics covered range from the outline of upcoming editions to the overall development of the Report, future themes and communications strategies.

The Boards composition reflects the joint ownership of the GEM Report and the commitment to make the promotion of education for all a broadly shared endeavour.

The GMR Response to the 2014 External Evaluation which was presented to the Advisory Board in June 2014.

The advisory board members

Title Job title and organisation
Therese El Hachem

Dean of Education, Lebanese University in Beirut

Sylvia Irene Schmelkes Del Valle

Regional Representative for Group III

Suzanne Grant Lewis

Director, International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP)

Silvia Montoya

UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS)

Selim Jahan

Director of Poverty Practice, United Nations Development Programme

Satu Pehy-Voima

Senior Education Adviser, Department for Development Policy, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Finland

Sara Ruto

Uwezo, East Africa

Santiago Cueto

Country Coordinator, Grupo de Análisis para el Desarrollo (GRADE, Peru)

Sandór Brassói

Regional Representative for Group II

Salam Al Nukta

Youth Representative

Sabina Handschin

Programme Officer, Education, SDC

Ronald Siebes

Social Development Department, Education and Research Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Netherlands

Qian Tang

Assistant Director-General for Education

Phil Elks


Paula Engwall

Senior Policy Specialist, Sida, Sweden

Patrick Empey

Senior Development Specialist, Department of Foreign Affairs, Irish Aid

Patricia Scheid

Programme Office, Global Development and Population, Hewlett Foundation

Olav Seim

Policy Director, Development for Education and Global Health, Education Sector, NORAD

Nora Fyles

Head of UNGEI Secretariat

Nicolai Steen Nielsen

Chief Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Denmark

Myongjin Kim

Director of the Education and Health Team, Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA)

Mmantsetsa Marope

Director, International Bureau of Education (IBE)

Michael Currie

Policy Officer, Australian Agency for International Development

Manos Antoninis Director, Global Education Monitoring Report
Luis Benveniste

Education Sector Manager, East Asia Pacific World Bank

Kimberly Kerr

International Development and Education Consultant, The Mastercard Foundation

Kerstin Henke

Education Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany

Kazuo Kurada / Mr Jim Cho

Regional Representative for Group IV

Kartikeya Sarabahai

Director, Centre for Environmental Education, India

Karen Mundy

Chief Technical Officer, Global Partnership for Education

Julia Dicum

Deputy Director, Canada Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development Policy and Global Cooperation

Jordan Naidoo

Director, Global Agenda 2030 Coordination Team, UNESCO

Jo Bourne

Global Chief of Education, UNICEF

Jimin Cho

Director, Division for Global Education, Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation

Jeffrey Sachs

GEM Report Advisory Board Chair, Director: The Earth Institute, Quetelet Prof: Sustainable Development & Prof of Health Policy & Management,Columbia

Jean-Pierre Dusingizemungu (Prof)

Regional Representative for Group Va

Hugh McLean

Director, Education Support Program, Open Society Foundations

Hirokazu Yoshikawa

Courtney Sale Ross Professor of Globalization and Education, New York University Steinhardt

Hendrina Doroba

Chairperson, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)

Gerd-Hanne Fosen

Head of Section, Education Section, Department for Global Health, Education and Research, Norway

Dr Ahmed Mohamed Hamad

Regional Representative for Group Vb

Denis Sinyolo

Education International

Camilla Croso

President, Global Campaign for Education (GCE)

Bradley Samargya

Chief Learning Officer, Ericsson

Bente Nilson

Senior adviser, Education Section Department for Global Health, Education and Research, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)

Baela Jamil

Vice-Chair of the GEM Report Advisory Board. Director of Programs, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi Pakistan

Audrey Martinenq Duplessis

Responsable de recherche, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, France

Andreas Schleicher

Director for Education and Special Advisor on Education Policy, OECD’s Secretary-General