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.

Country Perspectives

 

Click stars on the map or the regions below
to learn more about the liaisons.

+ Africa

EASTERN AFRICA
Ethiopia (Kassahun Weldemariam; Demeke Fekadu)
Kenya (Tata Mbugua; Almas Ismail; Elizabeth Owino)
Mauritius (Mahendranath Busgopaul)
Tanzania (Fortidas Rwehumbiza Bakuza; Kate McAlpine; Rosemary Olive Mbone Enie)
Uganda (Godfrey Ssali; Erina Mugabi; Conan Daniel Businge)

WESTERN AFRICA
Côte d'Ivoire (Toti Jean-Marc Yalé)
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)
Jordan (Omayya M. Al-Hassan)
Lebanon (Amira Hachem)
Palestine (Sulieman Mleahat)
United Arab Emirates (Saeeda Al-Marzooqi)

SOUTHERN AFRICA
Namibia (Hans Haikali)
South Africa (Chinedu Okeke)
Zambia (Douglas Tendai Phiri)
Zimbabwe (Patrick Makokoro)

+ Americas

CARIBBEAN
Haiti (Guylaine Richard)

NORTH AMERICA
Canada
(Wanda Boyer; Gabriela P. Sanchez)
Mexico (Oralia Puente)
United States (Anita Pandey; Pamela Thompson)

SOUTH AMERICA
Argentina (Raul Mercer; Patricia Redondo; Karina Cimmino; Susan Weinschelbaum)
Brazil (Andressa Pellanda; Daniel Cara)
Peru (Martha Llanos; Fernando Canepa)
Trinidad and Tobago (Sabeerah Abdul-Majied; Lisa Ibrahim-Joseph)

+ Asia and the Middle East

MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA
Iran (Maryam Sadat Sharifian)
Jordan (Omayya M. Al-Hassan)
Lebanon (Amira Hachem)
Palestine (Sulieman Mleahat)
United Arab Emirates (Saeeda Al-Marzooqi)

CENTRAL ASIA/SOUTH ASIA
Afghanistan (Najeebullah Musafirzada)

EASTERN ASIA
China (Jin Chi)
Hong Kong and Macau (Michael Kam)
Republic of Korea (Soon Lye Lee)

SOUTHEASTERN ASIA
Malaysia
(Masako Kuroda)
Philippines (Michelle Lalunio; Braian Mahinay)

SOUTHERN ASIA
Bangladesh
(Mahmuda Akhter; Johurul Islam Jewel)
India (Amrita Jain)
Nepal (Sapna Thapa; Bishnu Bhatta)

+ Europe

WESTERN EUROPE
Germany
(Silke Julia Jakob)

NORTHERN EUROPE
Denmark
(Charlotte Ringsmose)

SOUTHERN EUROPE
Greece
(Konstantina Rentzou)
Cyprus (Konstantina Rentzou)

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.