Jerome is a researcher at GCPEA, where he contributes to the Education under Attack 2020 report among other duties. Trained in qualitative and quantitative research methods, Jerome has extensive experience collecting and analyzing data on conflict, including in survey design and administration. Jerome holds a PhD in Political Science from Brown University, where he focused on human…

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Christine Choi supports GCPEA’s programmatic work, including through assisting the Coalition’s advocacy efforts and contributing to research, as well as managing GCPEA’s website and social media accounts, organizing the production of publications, and grants and financial management. Christine previously interned with the Child Rights Division at Human Rights Watch, where she mainly assisted in desk…

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Yatasha is the Advocacy and Policy Adviser at GCPEA. She has ten years of experience working on human rights issues, with specific focus on economic, social and cultural rights. Yatasha previously served as First Secretary at the South African Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and Assistant Director at the national level on…

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Marika Tsolakis is the researcher for the Education Under Attack 2020 report. Marika has extensive experience in education and child protection issues in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Senegal and Brazil. Most recently, she led a study on the impacts of psychosocial support trainings for teachers in Eastern Congo…

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Nevena Saykova supports GCPEA’s advocacy related to promoting the endorsement and implementation of the Safe Schools Declaration and the Guidelines for Protecting Schools and Universities from Military Use during Armed Conflict. Her work experience relates to international security and the promotion of human rights and international humanitarian law. Prior to joining GCPEA, Nevena worked as…

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Diya Nijhowne oversees management of all the Coalition’s operations and program implementation. She has over 15 years of experience working on children’s rights and protection issues, including in emergency contexts. Diya served as a Child Protection Worker in Canada investigating child abuse allegations. As a Program Officer with Global Rights, an international non-governmental organization, she…

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