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About  Professor Dr. Birgit Brock-Utne

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Several years of working and living in Africa, Birgit Brock-Utne has long experience in doing consultancies within the education sector in developing countries in Asia and Africa. In the years 1987 1992 the Director of EDCON worked as a Professor at the University of Dar es Salaam and learnt to speak, read and write Kiswahili.  

Professor Dr. Birgit Brock Utne has for many years worked as a Professor of Education and Development at the University of Oslo, Norway and built up the research and evaluation network NETREED (Network for Research and Evaluation of Education for Development).

Professor Dr. Birgit Brock Utne was the Norwegian project leader of the research project LOITASA (Language of Instruction in Tanzania and South Africa). She has had consultancies for NORAD, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Namibian Ministry of Education, DANIDA, GTZ, DEZA, UNICEF, UNESCO and the World Bank. She is fluent in Norwegian, German, English, Kiswahili and can understand and read French. Her main areas of competency are:

  • Evaluations and Reviews of interventions within education in developing countries

  • Education for all
  • The language of instruction in developing countries
  • Multilingualism in Africa
  • Peace Education
  • Schooling targeting the girl child
  • Secondary schooling in developing countries
  • Higher education in developing countries

She has, however, also done consultancies within programmes dealing with fishery biology, management of natural resources and sustainable agriculture and the forestry sector in Africa.

Professor Dr. Birgit Brock Utne has a vast network of colleagues in other consultancy firms and in universities in the South and the North and will be able to give advice as to selecting people with other research and consultancy profiles to build a good team.

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