GW UNESCO Fellows Meet UNESCO Director-General

GW UNESCO Fellows Marie Louise Balolou and Katherine Tek had the honor of meeting UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova during her visit to the UNESCO field office in Dakar, Senegal. Following presentations by each sector of the office, Ms. Bokova spoke about UNESCO’s good work and presented medals to those who have given 20 years of service to UNESCO.

Ms. Tek and Ms. Balolou are in Dakar for 3-month UNESCO Fellowships, funded by the GW UNESCO Chair in Education for Development. Ms. Tek is helping to develop monitoring and evaluation tools to use in future case studies on gender equality in education in West African countries and Ms. Balolou is doing research on the state of non-formal education policy and planning in the Sahel region and its relation in the Lifelong Learning Agenda.