UNESCO Chair Review Group UNESCO Chair Review Group

The first annual review group meeting was held on the morning of February 27th 2017, bringing together partners from across three continents for a stimulating discussion and presentations on how to develop and implement the UEA UNESCO Chair programme. James Bridge, Chief Executive of the UK National Commission for UNESCO, skilfully chaired this virtual and face-to-face meeting and commented later that through ‘sharing of context-based knowledge between different countries’, this review group and the first meeting could provide an example of good practice for other UNESCO Chair programmes.

The review group meets annually to monitor the progress of the UNESCO Chair, and to act as ‘critical friends’ through contributing ideas and reflections on the ongoing and proposed programme activities.  The review group consists of:

James Bridge, UK National Commission for UNESCO

Mari Yasunaga and Borhene Chakroun, UNESCO Paris

Nora Fyles, UNGEI, New York

Dr. Ulrike Hanemann, Rika Yorozo and Dr. Rakhat Zholdoshalieva, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg

Prof. Mahesh Parajuli (Kathmandu University and Nepal UNESCO Chair Coordinator)

Turuwark Zelalam Warkineh (Bahir Dar University and Ethiopia UNESCO Chair Coordinator)

Dr. Ashour Amry (Ain Shams University and Egypt UNESCO Chair coordinator)

Dr. Rasha Kamal (Ain Shams University International Office)

Dee Robinson, New Routes, Norwich

Prof. Alan Smith, University of Ulster

Prof. Mary Hamilton, University of Lancaster

Prof. Gemma Moss, University College London Institute of Education

UEA UNESCO Chair team: Anna Robinson-Pant (Chair holder), Nitya Rao, Sheila Aikman, Catherine Jere, Alan Rogers & Spyros Themelis

Christopher Millora, UEA PhD UNESCO Chair scholar