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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 advisory board members

Title Job title and organisation
David Moinina Sengeh Minister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education Chief Innovation Officer Government of Sierra Leone
Title Job title and organisation
Silvia Montoya Director, UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Stefania Giannini Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO
Title Job title and organisation
David Atchoarena Director, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Karen Mundy Director, International Institute for Educational Planning
Maki Katsuno-Hayashikawa Director, Division of Education 2030 Support and Coordination
Yao Ydo Interim Director, International Bureau of Education
Title Job title and organisation
Andreas Schleicher Director, Directorate of Education and Skills, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
Josephine Bourne Chief Technical Officer, Global Partnership for Education
Omar Arias Practice Manager for Global Knowledge and Innovation, World Bank
Pedro Conceicao Director, Human Development Report Office, United Nations Development Programme
Robert Jenkins Global Chief of Education, United Nations Children's Fund
Title Job title and organisation
David Boutcher Secretary, Executive Board, Global Business Coalition for Education
Lucy Lake Chief Executive Officer, CAMFED
Marième Sakho Dansokho Executive Committee member, Education International
Musarrat Maisha Reza Representative, Global Student Forum
Nafisa Baboo Board member, Global Campaign for Education
Title Job title and organisation
Alice Birnbaum Acting Deputy Director, Social Development Bureau, Canada
Carol Hannon Policy Unit, Development Cooperation Directorate, Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs, Irish Aid
Emily Woolf Senior Education Adviser, Team leader Education Policy and Global Funds, Girls’ Education Department, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office
Gerd-Hanne Fosen Head of Section, Education Section, Department for Global Health, Education and Research, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
Title Job title and organisation
Ali Tahaei Deputy, Center for European Studies, Kharazmi University, Group IV
Magaly del Rocío Robalino Campos Former Director, UNESCO Office in Lima, Group III
Vacant Group Vb
Virginija Būdienė Director, Vilnius Institute for Policy Analysis, Group II
Yaw Afari Ankomah Professor, Institute for Educational Planning and Administration, University of Cape Coast, Group Va
Title Job title and organisation
Abdusalam Aljoufi Advisor, Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States
Andres Delich Deputy Secretary General, Organization of Ibero-American States
Kebede Kassa Tsegaye Senior Coordinator, Education Programs, Intergovernmental Authority on Development
Varuni Muthukumarana Director of Education, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation
Title Job title and organisation
Emmanuel Manyasa Executive Director, Usawa Agenda
Jerome De Lisle Director, School of Education, St. Augustine Campus, University of West Indies
Maria Florencia Ripani Director, Fundación Ceibal
Nancy Law Deputy Director, Centre for Information Technology in Education, University of Hong Kong
Title Job title and organisation
Basilio Ghisletta Education Advisor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Beatrice Vecchioni Consigliera di Legazione, DG for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy
Benjamin Piper Director, Global Learning Strategy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Camila Croso Director, Education Support Program, Open Society Foundations
Heike Kuhn Head of Division for Education, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
Helena Reutersward Senior Policy Specialist, Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida)
Judit Barna Head of Sector Education, European Commission
Marie Soulie Conseillère Education-formation-insertion, France Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France
Suzanne Ehlers Director, Malala Fund