Country Liaison Program
ACEI's Country Liaison program encourages the development of a network of ACEI volunteer liaisons from various nations around the world. Our Country Liaisons work in many areas of childhood education, including teachers, teacher preparation professors, individuals working in government ministries and NGOs, education administrators, and consultants. ACEI Country Liaisons should have substantial connections with colleagues within their nation. This helps ACEI to gather and share information broadly.
The purpose of the Country Liaison program is to gather information about childhood education practices and policies in various nations, share this information with the ACEI Community, provide information to support the development of ACEI’s programs, and promote international and intercultural understanding.
Click on the regions below to find a list of liaisons and links to updates when available.
Ethiopia (Kassahun Weldemariam; Demeke Fekadu) Kenya (Tata Mbugua)
Mauritius (Mahendranath Busgopaul)
Tanzania (Fortidas Rwehumbiza Bakuza; Kate McAlpine: Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie)
Uganda (Godfrey Ssali; Erina Mugabi; Conan Daniel Businge)
Nigeria (Esther Oduolowu; Adefunke Ekine; Greg Ikemefuna)
Sierra Leone (Audrey V. Pabs-Garnon)
Ghana (Kofi Oware)
NORTHERN AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST
Iran (Maryam Sadat Sharifian)
Lebanon (Amira Hachem)
Palestine (Sulieman Mleahat)
United Arab Emirates (Saeeda Al-Marzooqi)
Namibia (Hans Haikali)
South Africa (Chinedu Okeke)
Zambia (Douglas Tendai Phiri)
Zimbabwe (Patrick Makokoro)
Haiti (Guylaine Richard)
Canada (Wanda Boyer)
Mexico (Oralia Puente)
United States (Anita Pandey; Pamela Gresham)
Argentina (Raul Mercer; Patricia Redondo; Karina Cimmino; Susan Weinschelbaum)
Peru (Martha Llanos; Fernando Canepa)
+ Asia and the Middle East
Hong Kong and Macau (Michael Kam)
Republic of Korea (Soon Lye Lee)
Germany (Silke Julia Jakob)
Denmark (Charlotte Ringsmose)
Volunteering as a Country Liaison
Volunteering as a Country Liaison is a great opportunity to raise awareness about critical issues facing the nation. A Country Liaison should have experience in a nation's or region's education, economic, and/or social systems, and have professional experience in global education, international development, child and human rights, or related disciplines. Liaisons provide country-specific news updates to ACEI twice a year. ACEI will share these updates and information from Liaisons with ACEI’s broad community via the website and social media. Country Liaisons are also offered complementary membership and discounts on ACEI’s conferences during their service. By building awareness for their nation, Liaisons become members of an international network of individuals contributing to address education challenges and inspiring action that creates positive, sustainable futures for children and youth worldwide.