Carole AVANDE HOUNDJO is a linguist of African languages and an advocate and activist for the right to education for youth and adults. She has coordinated the literacy and translation programme of the NGO Wycliffe in Benin for more than ten years. Since 2014, Carole has been the coordinator of the Pamoja West Africa Network. The Pamoja West Africa Network has members from 15 countries in Africa that promote the Reflect approach. Pamoja works to strengthen the capacities of civil society organisations to improve the quality of education in Africa. In addition to this, Pamoja promotes and advocates for the right to education of youth and adults in Africa.
Donia Benmiloud is the Regional Director of DVV International, North Africa. She has 20 years of experience in managing international cooperation projects across Asia, Africa and Europe -- focusing on economic and social inclusion; entrepreneurship; employment; training and education. She is a lifelong learner with a keen Interest in strategic thinking, gender issues, working with people at grassroot level ,as well as research planning, design and implementation.
David Harrington has worked in the field of education and adult education for the past 30 years, most recently as Regional Director for DVV International in Southern Africa. He also manages the team that established and is running the MOJA Adult Education Africa Platform. He has worked extensively with stakeholders in helping to establish an enabling environment for adult education, especially in Southern Africa, including the development of policies, strategies and curricula. However, his interests also include promoting and working with community-responsive education that recognises the value and contribution of non-formal education to community development.
Ivor Baatjes is Director of the Centre for Integrated Post-School Education and Training (CIPSET), Nelson Mandela University and a member of the National Research Foundation’s SarChi Chair: Community, Adult and Worker Education (CAWE) awarded to the University of Johannesburg and co-hosted by Mandela University. His research interests include adult and community education; higher education; workers education; and learning in social movements.
Philipo Lonati Sanga is a trained teacher educator whose academic qualifications include a Diploma in Education (Science Teacher) from Dar es Salaam Teachers’ College, Bachelor of Education in Adult Education (BEd. ADE Hons.) and Master of Arts in Education (MAED) both from the University of Dar es Salaam, and a doctoral degree in Educational Technology from Hanyang University (South Korea). His professional interests revolve around adult education, open and distance education and lifelong learning. Sanga was the Secretary General of the international conference to celebrate 50 years of adult education in Tanzania. He is currently a member of the editorial boards of: MOJA Journal of Adult Education; Papers in Education and Development (PED) of the School of Education of the University of Dar es Salaam; the Rural Planning Journal (RPJ) of the Institute of Rural Development Planning (Tanzania) and International Diplomatic Review Journal (IDRJ) of the Centre for Foreign Relations (Tanzania). Sanga is currently serving as an Associate Chief Editor of Papers in Education and Development (PED).
Chiraz Kilani - HDR Lecturer in Didactics of Sciences, teacher-researcher at the Higher Institute of Education and Continuing Education of Tunis. Authorized to direct research in Didactics of Sciences and Sciences of Education. Doctor from Claude Bernard Lyon 1 University. Director of the Supramolecular Chemistry and Science Didactics research unit. National coordinator and trainer with the team of the international foundation “Main à la Pâte” (teaching science at school with the Investigative Approach). Specialist and expert in the analysis of teaching practices. She is the author of several articles on the analysis of teaching activity. Auditor 21001; she also specializes (certified, ISO 29990) in the field of training in University and Didactic Pedagogy and she is an Expert in the training of adult trainers and lifelong learning.
Salome Joy Awidi (PhD) is a Program Development Associate and Adult Education professional currently working in Refugee response in Uganda. Over the last fifteen years, Salome has been working in Education in Emergency in Uganda; in Teacher/Educator Professional development, Education and Civic material development and overall humanitarian-development program development and management. She has also had several opportunities to contribute to local government education sector assessment programs. Salome is also the President of the Association of Professional Adult Educators in Uganda and a Compare Fellow 2022-2023. Salome holds a BA (Makerere University), MA (University of Kwazulu-Natal) and PhD (University of South Africa) in Adult Education.
Farrell Hunter holds the position of country director, DVV International - South Africa since 2010, prior to which he was the project officer in the DVV International Southern Africa Regional Office.
Before his time with DVVI, Farrell held the position of national manager of the country’s leading adult education Non-governmental Organisation (NGO) and served on the national NGO Coalition as its adult education sector representative. He also represented the coalition on the Education Training and Development, Sector Education Training Authority (ETDP SETA).
He was also a member of the national government ministerial committee that began to pave the way for non-formal education (NFE) being included in the national adult education policy framework.
Houssem Bel Hadj is a Regional Expert of DVV International North Africa. He has an experience of 14 years in the fields of adult education, labour market, entrepreneurship and local development, working with several technical and financial partners. He is the Assistant Editor (French) of the MOJA Journal of Adult Education.