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Work experience

20162017

Senior Educational Consultant/Edu-tech Specialist, Programme Manager

Focus: Global Citizenship Education

Focus: Global Citizenship Education

Led and designed research on GCE for Ministers of Education Summit 2017

20142016

CEO, Founder Kiddify

Focus: Edu-teach; Youth, Digital Media                                                                                              "The Audio-Visual Wikipedia for kids by kids": video platform for children under the age of 14 designed to connect to their peers and share their knowledge with each other globally. Provides infrastructures for schools to connect to other schools globally, hosts conferences"

Created research agenda

Hosted offline exhibits for children to exchange with their peers across the globe

Head of Fundraising

Created Partnerships with governmental Institutions

Created social Impact indicators

Project Management

20092013

Research Lead 

CreativeMinds, Germany

Created and implemented Ethnographic Research projects

Founded CreativeMinds, Germany to assist schools, NGOs and other agencies in their educational reform efforts and corporations in their training programmes.

Clients included: DFID, Deutsche Kinderhilfswerk, Arts and Youth Council UK, K-12 schools in England and Germany

Designed Curricula for private and public schools in Germany, England, Uganda

Built professional relationships with teams across organisations in different cultural contexts.

Created Digital Media Training Programmes for teachers and educational professionals

Created out of school learning programmes for schools with a focus on Creativity and Digital Media

Evaluated already-existing research by client organisations 

Led large-scale ethnographic studies in Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Namibia and Uganda (DFID).

20082009

Senior Educational Consultant

The Commonwealth Secretariat

Led the thematic evaluation of the implementation of the CTRP across Commonwealth regions.

Reviewed the level of implementation of the Commonwealth Teacher Recruitment Protocol (CTRP, 2004) by Commonwealth member countries, civil society and the Commonwealth Secretariat

Assessed the extent to which the Recruitment Protocol had been adopted. 

Assessed and determined the quality and extent of implementation of the CTRP

20002005

Intercultural and English Training and Workshop Facilitation to Foreign Professionals

Provided services to companies such as West LB, Germany, Deutsche Bank
Jan 2002Jan 2003

Junior Research Consultant

Worldbank

Tasks included:

Designed and implemented series of qualitative studies on education and development in order to identify knowledge gaps in youth and education research.

Reviewed field studies, research and assessment projects related to curricular reform, teacher training, and school reform.

Created recommendations for further research and development.

May 1995Jul 1997

Youth General Manager

Detmolder Kammerorchestra

Created the programs for the Orchestra (87 members)
Organised performances around the world
Recruited of orchestral members
Created/founded arts-based programmes for schools

Developed Arts Education programmes

Established and secured  partnerships to schools and arts organisations globally

Raised Funds

Skills and Expertise

    • Innovation and Creativity
    • Arts Education
    • Project Management
    • Interviews/journaling/story-telling
    • Video based learning
    • Project-based Learning
    • Workshop facilitation
    • Curriculum design
    • Fundraising
    • Mentoring and Training

    Education

    20042005

    PhD

    University of London

    Focus: Education: Ethnographic research, youth studies, educational innovation and reform 

    20002004

    MPHil

    University of Cambridge

    MPHil in Education: Creativity, Ethnographic research, Youth studies, Innovation and Reform

    19992000

    MSc

    University of Oxford

    MSc Comparative and International Education

    Social Project Initiatives 

    1996-1999: Established Creative Camps (Arts-based Discovery) throughout Germany for children under 18, which ran for four years

    1998: Artpals: Travelling art gallery of art from children around the Globe

    1997-1999: Established the World Orchestra; a youth-led 80-member orchestra created to raise funds, perform and work with underprivileged children and youth around the world.

    2009-2011: Founded Laurel's Bakery/Pappillon: A cookie company designed to improve the lives of underprivileged women.