WISE Emerging Leaders

2019 WISE Emerging Leaders

The 2019 Emerging Leaders cohort consists of 17 outstanding fellows from 13 countries, rigorously selected from a diverse pool of nominations received from the WISE community. The selected cohort comprises of fellows from organizations such as Camfed, Minerva Project, and HundrEd among others who have strongly demonstrated their commitment to the field of education.

The fellows will embark on a global education journey, which will include a series of expert-led webinars and master classes, and in person residential sessions in Germany and Doha and a project that they will develop and implement with support from their organizations and WISE.

Meet the Emerging Leaders



Doreen Bateyunga,
Tanzania

Samantha Butters,
United Kingdom

Gilda Colin,
Mexico

Sarah Grant,
United Kingdom

Neagheen Homaifar,
United States of America

Danielle Kercher,
United States of America

Muneeb Khan,
Pakistan

Annita Mashiri,
Zimbabwe

Basel Al Muree,
Syria

Ermias Nagatu,
Canada

Sereverien Ngarukiye,
Rwanda

Pukhraj Ranjan,
India

Tamara Steen,
Netherlands

Demy Tang,
Australia

Soukaina Tazi,
Morocco

Amy Tran-Calhoun,
United States of America

Preeti Verma,
India
     

2019 Faculty and Experts

Dr. Fernando Reimers

Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University

United States of America

Fernando M. Reimers is the Ford Foundation Professor of the Practice of International Education and Director of the Global Education Innovation Initiative and of the International Education Policy Masters Program at Harvard University. An expert in the field of Global Education, his research and teaching focus on understanding how to educate children and youth so they can thrive in the 21st century.

He has written or edited 24 academic books and over one hundred articles and chapters which have been read over 41,000 times on ResearchGate alone and cited more than 3,700 times in other academic papers. Recent books include Teaching and Learning for the 21st Century, Preparing Teachers to Educate Whole Students: An International Comparative Study, Learning to Improve the World, Empowering Global Citizens, Empowering Students to Improve the World in Sixty Lessons. Version 1.0, Learning to Collaborate for the Global Common Good, Fifteen Letters on Education in Singapore, (Empowering All Students at Scale), One Student at a Time. Leading the Global Education Movement and Letters to a New Minister of Education.

He is also the author of a children’s book series titled ‘The Adventures of Filomena’ which has been published in eleven different languages and aims to foster inter-generational conversations to cultivate inclusive values. This series is featured in the last HGSE alumni magazine.