As a Senior Director of Programs, Joshua will be leading a dynamic team of professionals responsible for all of Geneva Global’s education programs. These include most notably the Speed School accelerated learning programs in Uganda, Ethiopia, Liberia, and Lebanon.
In these client programs, he is focused on developing and scaling initiatives which help out-of-school children get back to learning in the formal school system.
“Geneva Global’s education programs have entirely ’outside-the-box‘ thinking when it comes to tackling the critical aim of providing high-quality, relevant education to all children,” Joshua explained.
“This was something I just had to be a part of. I’m looking forward to working closely with teachers and local education officers to help them discover their full potential and that of their students. Tackling global education barriers with Geneva Global’s current and future partners is extremely exciting.”
Joshua brings to Geneva Global strong relationships across the education sector, a deep understanding of implementing programs through local NGOs, and a commitment to excellence and innovation which exemplifies our company values.
Joshua’s Education accomplishments
Joshua brings 30-plus years of work in international development, including work in Africa, Asia, Latin and South America, and Europe for many different bilateral, multilateral, nongovernmental, and governmental organizations.
Focused primarily on basic education and training, his past work has covered a wide array of related aspects, including gender equality, community partnership, curriculum and pedagogy, learning assessment, functional literacy, teacher professional development, school-to-work and technical/vocational training, and social and financial literacy, among many others.
Joshua began his career as a classroom teacher of high school French and English in the US. His research has similarly engaged him actively in the analysis of domestic programs, focusing especially on the areas of student learning assessment and leadership and other personal skills development training. As a parent in his son’s bilingual English-Spanish school in Maryland, Joshua was actively engaged in the Parents’-Teachers’ Association, focused especially on engagement with the school’s immigrant population of parents
Most recently, Joshua was based out of Geneva, Switzerland working as a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and as senior education officer at the Aga Khan Foundation.
Joshua completed his doctoral and master’s studies in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania, where he focused on development planning and education. His undergraduate major was French Literature, with a minor in Anthropology.
About Geneva Global
On behalf of individuals, philanthropic organizations, and corporations, we have designed and managed education programs in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. From effective early childhood education, to helping out-of-school children have a second chance at completing their education, to empowering adolescent girls with literacy and life-skills, our experience encompasses a large programmatic and geographic scope.
In addition to experience in education, the company has extensive expertise helping clients with projects across a wide variety of sectors, including global health, disaster and conflict recovery, anti-human trafficking, economic empowerment, water and sanitation, and the environment.