Dr Mmantsetsa Marope
Director, International Bureau of Education, Unesco, Switzerland
Dr Mmantsetsa Marope is the Director of the UNESCO International Bureau of Education (IBE) since July 2014. She holds a PhD in Education from the University of Chicago, a Master’s degree in Education from Pennsylvania State University, and a BA and a CCE from the University of Botswana and Swaziland. Within UNESCO, she has held several director positions including the Director of the Division for Basic to Higher Education and Learning. Prior to UNESCO, Dr Marope’s work experience included the World Bank, university teaching, academic networks, and consultancy services to governments, bilateral and multilateral agencies. She is also on the advisory boards of diverse public and private sector institutions and has published work on a wide range of areas in education. Dr Marope also an award winning Setswana novelist. As the Director of the IBE her resolve is to propel
the Bureau towards critical acclaim as the Global Center of Excellence in Curriculum and related matters.