Please share a short bio for yourself. This should be no more than 3-4 short paragraphs.
I am an education specialist with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), based in the country office of Panama. I previously supervised the education portfolio in Trinidad and Tobago and Suriname. Prior to joining the IDB in 2008, I worked as a consultant and researcher with UNICEF and international NGOs primarily on initiatives for vulnerable children and youth in Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and Africa; and as a program manager in education in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. I was a Peace Scholar with the US Institute of Peace and have a Doctorate in International Educational Development from Teachers College, Columbia University.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you have direct and significant expertise
Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Suriname, Colombia, Brazil, Occupied Palestinian Territories, Armenia, Southeast Europe.
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Education Specialist; area of focus is youth engagement and education; Inter-American Development Bank
What are your main skills/expertise?
Education for children/youth in difficult situations; resilience framework; program management of education initiatives;
What are Your expertise areas/sectors when it comes to youth
Education, Development, IDPs, Psychosocia
What are Your primary Skills, to compliment Your areas/sectors
Capacity Building, Program Management, Program Design, Research
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