The MESH International Council has members from across the UNESCO regions, invited because of their specialist knowledge and understanding of the potential of the MESH initiative. Appointment to the Council is for three years with the possibility of extension. The role is an honorary role.
Council members are asked to
- brief the MESH International Council on matters relating to MESH in their country and promote and explain MESH through their role on national and international bodies
- receive and comment on the draft Annual Report and AGM papers
- receive periodic newsletters
- support the MESH Executive Board in identifying leading researchers, research knowledge and research units in their country.
- support the MESH Executive Board in identifying and securing funding to ensure the initiative’s long term.
Under development is the MESH in- country leader role which is a formal contracted appointment. Details to follow in due course.
Region – Africa
|Cameroon||Sir Michael N Nkwenti||Senior Lecturer/Lead Inspector of Pedagogy for ICT||Higher Teacher Training College/Ministry of Basic Education|
|Nigeria||Dr Bisi Akin-Alabi||Director/ Co-Founder||Partners in Education (PIE Initiatives)|
|Somalia||Mr Mohamed Mukhtar Sheikh Mohamud||Chairman||Development Line|
|South Africa||Professor Irma Eloff||Chair||Global Network of Deans of Education|
|South Africa||Professor Ruksana Osman||Deputy Vice Chancellor and UNESCO Chair in Teacher Education||University of the Witwatersrand|
|Uganda||Martha Rose Lunyolo Muhwezi||Executive Director||Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE)|
Region – Asia and the Pacific
|Australia||Larissa McLean Davies||Associate Professor||University of Melbourne|
|Bhutan||Dr Kezang Sherab||Assistant Professor||Royal University of Bhutan|
|Malaysia||Dr Ling Siew Eng||Associate Professor||Universiti Teknologi MARA|
|New Zealand||Beverley Cooper||Outgoing Chair||Teacher Education Forum Aotearoa New Zealand|
|Pakistan||Dr. Khalid Khan||Director General||Directorate of Science & Technology (ST&IT) Department, Govt. of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.|
Region – Arab States
|Saudi Arabia||Dr. Saleh Alrasheedi||Assistant Professor, Vice dean of Education College||Majmmah University|
Region – Europe and North America
|UK||Michael Blamires||Director||Research Initiatives for Participation & Progress within Learning Environments (RIPPLE)|
|UK||Professor Marilyn Leask||co-chair MESHGuides and visiting Professor of Education||Universities of Winchester and De Montfort, UK|
|UK||Professor Linda la Velle||Professor of Education; Professor Emeritus||Bath Spa University, University of Plymouth|
|UK/Nigeria||Professor David Mba||Pro Vice Chancellor/Dean||De Montfort University|
|UK||Dr Sarah Younie||Professor of Education Innovation||De Montfort University|
||Professor Michael Takafor Ndemanu||Associate Professor of Multicultural Education and Social Foundations in Education||Ball State University|
Region – Latin America and the Caribbean
|Ecuador/USA||Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa, Ph.D.||Professor and Researcher||Harvard University Extension School; FLACSO Ecuador|
|Jamaica||Dr. Carol Hordatt Gentles||Senior Lecturer||University of the West Indies|