The Advisory Board members

Last update: 10 June 2022

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.


TitleJob title and organisation
David Moinina SengehMinister of Basic and Senior Secondary Education Chief Innovation Officer Government of Sierra Leone


TitleJob title and organisation
Silvia MontoyaDirector, UNESCO Institute for Statistics
Stefania GianniniAssistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO


TitleJob title and organisation
David AtchoarenaDirector at UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning
Maki Katsuno-HayashikawaDirector, Division of Education 2030 Support and Coordination
Karen MundyDirector, International Institute for Educational planning
Yao YdoInterim Director, International Bureau of Education


TitleJob title and organisation
Andreas SchleicherDirector, Directorate of Education and Skills, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Josephine BourneChief Technical Officer, Global Partnership for Education (GPE)
Omar AriasPractice Manager for Global Knowledge and Innovation, World Bank
Pedro ConceicaoDirector, Human Development Report Office, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
Robert JenkinsGlobal Chief of Education, United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


TitleJob title and organisation
David BoutcherSecretary, Executive Board, Global Business Coalition for Education
Lucy LakeChief Executive Officer, CAMFED
Marième Sakho DansokhoExecutive Committee member, Education International
Musarrat Maisha RezaRepresentative, Global Student Forum
Nafisa BabooBoard member, Global Campaign for Education


TitleJob title and organisation
Alice BirnbaumActing Deputy Director, Social Development Bureau, Canada
Carol HannonPolicy Unit, Development Cooperation Directorate, Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs, Irish Aid
Gerd-Hanne FosenHead of Section, Education Section, Department for Global Health, Education and Research, Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation
Emily WoolfSenior Education Adviser, Team leader Education Policy and Global Funds, Girls’ Education Department, Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office


TitleJob title and organisation
David GregerDeputy, Director, Institute for Research and Development of Education, Faculty of Education, Charles University (representing UNESCO Electoral Group II)
Rodolfo José Elias AcostaExpert (representing UNESCO Electoral Group III)
Tara de MelCo-chair, Education Forum Sri Lanka and Member of the Worldwide Commission to Educate All Kids (Post pandemic)(representing UNESCO Electoral Group IV)
Liberty MweembaDirector, Senior Lecturer, University of Zambia, Lusaka (representing UNESCO Electoral Group Va)
Salwa Al-MannaiHead of Policy and Research, Education Above All (representing UNESCO Electoral Group Vb)


TitleJob title and organisation
Abdusalam AljoufiAdvisor, Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States
Andres DelichDeputy Secretary General, Organization of Ibero-American States
Kebede Kassa TsegayeSenior Coordinator, Education Programs, Intergovernmental Authority on Development
Varuni MuthukumaranaDirector of Education, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation


TitleJob title and organisation
Abdeljalil AkkariFull Professor of International Dimensions of Education, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
Maria Florencia RipaniDirector, Fundación Ceibal
Gratien Mokonzi BambanotaProfesseur à la Faculté de Psychologie et des Sciences de l'Education, Université de Kisangani
Lynn AngProfessor of Early Childhood Pro-Director and Vice-Dean Research, Head of Department of Learning and Leadership, Faculty of Education and Society, IOE UC


TitleJob title and organisation
Basilio GhislettaEducation Advisor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Filippo LonardoChief of Section III, Strategy, Global Processes and International Organizations Unit, DG for Development Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation
Benjamin PiperDirector, Global Learning Strategy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Camila CrosoDirector, Education Support Program, Open Society Foundations
Heike KuhnHead of Division for Education, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
Helena ReuterswardSenior Policy Specialist, Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (Sida)
Judit BarnaHead of Sector Education, European Commission
Marie SoulieConseillère Education-formation-insertion, France Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France
Suzanne EhlersDirector, Malala Fund
Terms of Reference: GEM Report Advisory Board