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01 Dec 2021

NORRAG Consultative Committee Member Leaves Her Mark on IIEP-UNESCO

Photo: IIEP Director Suzanne Grant Lewis during the 50th annual closing ceremony for the Advanced Training Programme in Paris, France at IIEP-UNESCO.

NORRAG Consultative Committee Member, Suzanne Grant Lewis, will be leaving her position as the Director of IIEP-UNESCO at the end of May 2021. Since 2014, she has provided strategic vision and leadership for the Institute’s three offices in Buenos Aires, Dakar, and Paris, leaving a profound mark on not only IIEP but in the field of educational planning and management.

With 30 years of experience in improving educational opportunities in the developing world, Suzanne Grant Lewis has had an expansive career in education policy and planning. She helped launch in 2011 the International Education Funders Group, a collaborative of over 50 foundations to help private donors advance Education for All. She also directed the foundation Partnership for Higher Education in Africa, and as a Harvard University faculty member, she co-developed the International Education Policy Master’s degree programme.

We are honored to have Suzanne Grant Lewis as a member of the Consultative Committee which serves as “sounding board” for NORRAG’s strategic development. NORRAG Director, Gita Steiner-Khamsi, shares a few words about Suzanne Grant Lewis’ impact and character:

For many of us, Suzanne Grant Lewis is a stellar example of what great things can be accomplished if the worlds of policy and research intersect. In all of her roles and endeavors, she held high standards and even a greater commitment to improving educational development and international cooperation.”

Thank you, Suzanne, for your involvement with NORRAG and for your endless work toward our vision: a world where everyone enjoys the right to equitable, quality, accessible lifelong education as a public good.

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