Alan Smith, University of Ulster
Alan Smith holds the UNESCO Chair in Education for Pluralism, Human Rights and Democracy at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. He has been a British Council visiting fellow to Nigeria and Indonesia, and a visiting research fellow to the Hong Kong Institute of Education and the University of Amsterdam. An influential report for DFID on ‘Education, Conflict and International Development’ led to research for DFID, GiZ, International Alert, Save The Children, UNESCO, UNICEF and the World Bank in Bosnia, Serbia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Burundi, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zimbabwe. He was a contributing author and adviser to the Education for All, Global Monitoring Report (2011) based on his work related to education, conflict and international development. He is currently a technical advisor to the UNICEF Peacebuilding, Education and Advocacy programme, a €150 million initiative funded by the Government of the Netherlands involving 14 conflict affected countries over a four-year period (2012-15).