Meet The 2018 Fellows!

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Courtney will work under direct supervision of the Head of the Executive Office at UNESCO Bangkok to support the strategic programming of Education Sector work in Bangkok and the region. She will assist in monitoring and evaluation of all projects and activities of UNESCO Bangkok and will implement a research project on teaching and learning of SDG 4.7 (global citizenship education) with a focus on the development of socio-emotional skills. (Bangkok, Thailand)


Melquin will provide support in implementing youth and adult education and lifelong learning activities. In addition, he will collect statistical data and information on education (formal and non-formal), as well collect and disseminate information on innovative educational experiences in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region. (Santiago, Chile)

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Rebecca will be working in the Latin American Laboratory for Assessment of Quality in Education (LLECE) to support the work of the Fourth Regional Comparative and Explanatory Study. She will aid in the development of literature reviews and key documents generated by UNESCO, the coordination of events on indigenous knowledge and higher education, and research and analysis of the education systems of the LLECE’s 19 member countries. (Santiago, Chile)

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Tamara will be interning with the International Institute for Educational Planning in Paris, France this summer. She will be gathering data and analyzing trends surrounding female teacher representation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Ultimately, she will produce a working paper highlighting the correlation between the increased presence of female teachers and improvement of learning outcomes among girls. (Paris, France)

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Matt’s work at UNESCO Jakarta will be centered around the implementation of the SDGs in the Asia Pacific region. This will include preparing updated drafts of the regional science bureau’s support strategy around the SDGs, assisting in updating country strategy documents for cluster countries, and reviewing inter-sectoral actions for delivering SDGs at the cluster level. (Jakarta, Indonesia)



Meng will be interning at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning in Hamburg, Germany. She will support the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities’ work in providing knowledge exchange on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at the local level. (Hamburg, Germany)

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Emily will be working at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Education and Peace. She will be assisting in their Libre project which infuses global citizenship education into school curriculum and teacher training. (New Delhi, India)

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Nelsey’s internship at the UNESCO headquarters in Dakar, Senegal will focus on assisting in the regional coordination of Sustainable Development Goal #4- Education for All. More specifically, she will provide support in the implementation and monitoring and evaluation of the CapED programme which aims for the “Promotion of sustainable peace and developments through building skills for life and work in the Sahel”. (Dakar, Senegal)