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Allison Anderson  

Nonresident fellow with the Brookings Institution’s Center for Universal Education

Allison Anderson is a nonresident fellow with the Brookings Institution’s Center for Universal Education, focusing on how quality education contributes to sustainable development, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

She is also an adjunct professor on Critical Challenges and Opportunities in Education in Emergencies through to Recovery at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She is also a consultant for Unbound Philanthropy, supporting education in emergencies grantees and representing the foundation within the International Education Funders’ Group.

From 2003-2010, Ms. Anderson worked with Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), serving as the Director as well as the Coordinator for Minimum Standards, providing strategic direction and technical expertise to the network’s over 4,000 members working in 138 countries. From 1998-2003, Ms. Anderson worked with the Women's Refugee Commission, leading adolescent participatory research and advocacy with young people in Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Northern Uganda in order to inform global, regional and national policy and programming.

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