Michael Gibbons

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"Michael has worked in the areas of community development, basic education and social justice since the mid-1970s in Asia, Africa, Latin America and low-income areas of the USA. He specializes in basic and non-formal education, child development, training of adult educators and building institutional capacity for community development. He holds a Ph.D. from the Fielding Institute in Human and Organizational Development, with a focus on learning processes within educational programs. As Associate Director, Michael helped develop the portfolio and grant-making systems for the Banyan Tree Foundation, which funds and supports basic education and children’s rights projects in Africa, South Asia and Washington, DC. Currently, Mr. Gibbons serves as director of the Children’s Rights Program at Wellspring Advisors, an international grantmaker. Michael teaches courses in non-formal and adult education in the International Training and Education Program (ITEP) at the American University School of Education and the International Education program at George Washington University." [1]

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  1. Board, Tostan, accessed October 29, 2011.