Katheryn Bennett is a Senior Education Specialist at Educate A Child (EAC). She has 15 years of experience working in international development. Her work has focused on designing, implementing and monitoring basic education and social development programmes, delivered primarily through government systems, with support from bilateral, multilateral and non-government organisations. Ms Bennett has experience in developing effective technical and financial partnerships with international financial institutions and bilateral agencies to implement large-scale basic education programmes, and creating education research programmes in support of evidence-based policymaking.
Prior to joining EAC, she was an Assistant Director with the Australian Agency for International Development (AusAID) and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), where she led multi-cultural and multi-disciplinary teams in delivering basic education programmes in South East Asia. Recently, Ms Bennett completed a range of consultancies for UNESCO and the World Bank relating to the integration of 21st century skills in teaching and learning practices, the conceptualisation and design of teacher education programmes, including pre-service and Early Childhood Teacher Education, and practice and policy papers on education in development issues.
Katheryn has significant experience working and living in South East Asia, including Cambodia, East Timor, Indonesia, Lao PDR and Myanmar. Ms Bennett holds a Master of Philosophy in Development Studies with a focus on education and development from the University of Cambridge; and a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Human Geography from the University of Tasmania. Katheryn is working to improve her Bahasa language skills.