Robert Jenkins, Global Director of Education, UNICEF
Robert Jenkins, Global Director of Education for UNICEF, joined the organization in 1995. He brings over 20 years of experience in international development and humanitarian programming in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Jenkins served as the UNICEF Representative, Jordan, from 2014–2019, and Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Strategy in UNICEF Headquarters from 2009–2014. From 1995–2009, Robert Jenkins served with UNICEF in programme and management positions in Uganda (1995–1997), Bangladesh (1997–2000), Myanmar (2000–2003), India (2003–2006), and Mozambique (2006–2009).
Mr. Jenkins earned a Doctor of…
Date: 27th July 2021, 1-2 pm BST (8–9 am Eastern)
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