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UNICEF

LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Overview

A bespoke, 8-month online and in-person leadership development program was developed for Education Officers at UNICEF in collaboration with Harvard Graduate School of Education. The program entitled “Equity, Quality, and Leadership in Education” addressed both the adaptive and technical leadership skills, to drive the advancements in educational equity globally.

Participants: Over 85 UNICEF Officers from across the globe, including Africa, Asia, Europe, Central, and South America.

Learning Experience Design: Examined leadership frameworks and tools to address real world leadership challenges; explored current research pertaining to equity and quality in education; engaged in online peer network to collaboratively address leadership challenges and share best practices.

Technology Implementation: Provided digital tools to engage in the virtual learning experience, including: Canvas and Adobe Connect (precursor technology to Zoom online communication platform), live webinars, asynchronous discussions, and online case studies.

Impact

Leadership capacity building to identify, embed, and scale evidence-based best practices in education that realize UNICEF’s strategy and promote equity and quality benchmark in global education planning and development processes.

About the Organization

UNICEF works in over 190 countries and territories to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has spent 70 years working to improve the lives of children and their families.

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Testimonials

MALIK’S SUPPORT TO THE BASIC EDUCATION SECTOR IS VALUED AND APPRECIATED.

The DBE in partnership with UNICEF and the Reach Trust explored the educational potential of a mobile learning platform which included an independent evaluation. We cannot thank Malik enough for his valuable contribution to the consultations which ensued following the release of the evaluation findings, particularly the Expert Panel. The DBE and UNICEF also duly acknowledges the contribution Malik has made in the publication of the ‘how-to’ guide on designing a mobile learning plat-form for basic education.

 

Hubert Mathanzima Mweli

Director-General, Department of Basic Education (DBE)

Republic of South Africa