Dr Fernando Reimers

Professor, Ford Foundation and Director, Global Education Innovation Initiative, Harvard University

Fernando Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education, Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative at Harvard University, and a member of the UN Education Summit advisory committee. He was also a member of UNESCOs Commission on the Futures of Education. During the COVID-19 pandemic he led numerous comparative studies examining the educational consequences of the pandemic, identifying options to sustain educational opportunity, and to build back better. He has developed curriculum aligned with the United Nations SDGs which is in use in many schools worldwide, written or edited 45 books and over 100 articles and chapters focused on understanding how to educate children in the 21st century, and authored several children’s books promoting inclusive values. He serves on multiple advisory boards and committees at Harvard and other educational organizations focused on the improvement of education and the promotion of peace, inclusion and sustainability. He has served on the Harvard faculty since 1998. Previous to that he worked at the Universidad Central de Venezuela, the Harvard Institute for International Development, and the World Bank.

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