Modupe Adefeso-Olateju

Non-governmental organization leader pioneering the use citizen-led assessments and public-private partnerships to improve educational outcomes for children

(Last updated during their term as a Commissioner - January 2022)

Modupe Adefeso-Olateju is a recognized organizational leader and policy expert specializing in public-private partnerships and citizen-led assessments in education and works as the managing director of The Education Partnership Centre, which is Nigeria’s pioneering education-partnership organization. Mo advises policymakers, corporations and international think tanks, and leads workstreams on a range of education sector support initiatives funded by multilateral organizations and corporate funders. She is a member of the team that is drafting Nigeria’s mid- and long-term strategic plans. Mo sits on the boards of Malala Fund, Slum2School Africa, and Unveiling Africa Foundation, and is an advisory board member of the People’s Action for Learning (PAL) Network. She offers technical advice on scaling education innovation to the Brookings Institution’s Center for Universal Education Millions Learning project and the Global Schools Forum Learning Labs. As a Centenary Scholar, she graduated from the UCL Institute of Education with a PhD in Education and International Development and is a Fellow of the Asia-Global Institute in Hong Kong.


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