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IBE Director


Dr. Mmantsetsa Marope assumed the role of Director of the IBE on 15 July 2014. Previously, she held several posts at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris including the Director of the Division for Basic to Higher Education and Learning.


Over three decades of her experience in education includes 10 years at the World Bank, 11 years teaching at the University of Botswana, two years as Executive Secretary of ERNESA (Educational Research Network in Eastern and Southern Africa), and extensive consultancy and advisory services to Ministries of Education, Regional Economic Communities, ADEA (Association for the Development of Education in Africa), bilateral and multilateral agencies, and education research networks.