31 March 2022
Welcoming our new Yidan Prize Advisory Committee members

The Yidan Prize Foundation today announced the appointment of three Advisory Committee members to complement its existing advisory team:

  • Ms Baela Raza Jamil—CEO, Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA)
  • Ms Ruth Kagia—Senior Advisor and Deputy Chief of Staff, Executive Office of the President of Kenya
  • Professor Pauline Rose—Director, Research for Equitable Access and Learning (REAL) Centre, University of Cambridge

Together with the Advisory Committee’s six existing members, the new advisors will help the Yidan Prize—the world’s greatest education accolade—make further progress toward its mission of creating a better world through education.

Drawing on their expertise and experience in running major international organizations and education programs across Africa, Europe, and South Asia, they bring diverse knowledge and insights into the current and emerging challenges and opportunities facing global education. They are committed to help improve access to high-quality education for people of all ages around the world.  

“We are delighted to welcome Ms Baela Jamil, Ms Ruth Kagia and Professor Pauline Rose to our Advisory Committee,” said Dr Qian Tang, Chairman of the Yidan Prize Advisory Committee, and former Assistant Director-General for Education, UNESCO. “They bring a wealth of expertise, a diversity of perspectives, and complementary global views on education research, policy, and practice. Importantly, they share our unwavering belief in the potential to create a better world through education.”

The new Advisory Committee members will begin their roles with immediate effect. 

Read our full press release here.