Professor Karen Mundy
Chief Technical Officer Global Partnership for Education, Washington D.C., USA
Karen Mundy is the Chief Technical Officer at the Global Partnership for Education, where she directs the Strategy, Policy and Performance team. Dr. Mundy is a globally recognized leader and specialist in education. She has supported more than a dozen international development organizations to develop and evaluate their education programs. She came to GPE in 2014 from the University of Toronto where she was Professor and Associate Dean of Research, International and Innovation. Karen has published 5 books and more than 50 articles on educational reform in Sub-Saharan Africa and the role of international organizations in achieving education for all. Karen began her career as a teacher in rural Zimbabwe. As Chief Technical Officer in the GPE Secretariat, Dr. Mundy played an instrumental role in the development of GPE’s 2016-2020 strategy and addressing current major challenges in education such as expanding access and equity to education, learning outcomes and evidence-based decision-making.
Building a New Global Achitecture for Education and SDG4
Education lies at the heart of the Sustainable Development Goals - and is a fundamental pillar for achieving individual empowerment and stronger, more sustainable societies. Yet the global community continues to under invest in education - particular in low income countries and those countries affected by conflict and fragility. In this presentation, Dr. Karen Mundy, Chief Technical Officer of the Global Partnership for Education and former president of the Comparative and International Education Society takes a look at the education challenge and some of the institutional innovations in the global architecture that have been launched to fill the gap in education financing. She also provides an overview of the Global Partnership for Education and its evolution, arguing for its important role in reaching SDG 4.