The governance of Action Education
The governance of Action Education is composed of 2 bodies:
The Congress is the sovereign governing body of the whole organisation. It plays the role of an international General Assembly and therefore defines the global orientations of the association.
Made up of the presidents of the regional associations and thematic representatives who represent our main areas of intervention, the Congress thus takes into account both the specificity of each regional and local context and the international issues related to our mission.
Composed of about 25 members, the Congress meets every two years, the first time being in October 2011.
The International Council
The International Council (IC), elected by the Congress, plays the role of an international Board of Directors. It ensures the implementation of the global orientations decided by the Congress. Composed of 11 administrators, the International Council elects from among its members the Bureau: President, Treasurer and Secretary, all three of whom are responsible for administering the day-to-day business of the IC.
In 2020, the composition of the International Council was changed and the members are as follows
Aïcha BAH DIALLOPresident
Aïcha BAH DIALLO
Madame Bah Diallo is an important figure in the defending the right to quality education in Guinea, Africa and the world. She began her career as a teacher and was appointed Minister of Education in 1989, a position she held for seven years, during which time she laid the foundations for Eradicating barriers to education for children, especially girls.
Then Aïcha Bah Diallo was Director of Basic Education and Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO. She is currently pursuing a career as an international consultant. She joined the International Council of Aide et Action in October 2011, first as Secretary, then as Treasurer until 2015, and as International President in June 2017.
Jean-Pierre Pichaut has been a teacher, trainer and consultant to the Ministry of Education in the field of computer technologies for schools. Inspector, referent for the evaluation of pupils' results, then for education to citizenship and solidarity, it has co-developed European school projects, notably to improve access to school for children with disabilities, then, in decentralised cooperation, international educational partnerships.
He joined the Board of Action Education France in 2016. First as Secretary, then as Vice-President, he becomes President in September 2020. He joined the International Council as a director and was elected International Treasurer in October 2020.
Prof. Rajiva WijesinhaSecretary
Prof. Rajiva Wijesinha
Rajiva Wijesinha is currently Chair of the Higher and Professional Education Committee Sri Lankawho is responsible for an initiative to adapt vocational education to the current requirements of employers. Having served in the Sri Lankan Parliament, and briefly as Minister of Higher Education, his most effective work before that was in secondary and university education. Professor Wijesinha was responsible for to reintroduce the English language in Sri Lankan public schoolsIt has also developed new teaching modules in universities to broaden the horizons and skills of students, previously confined to limited academic disciplines. He has also developed new teaching modules in universities to broaden the horizons and skills of students, previously confined to limited academic disciplines. He is the author of several books on literary criticism, political history and philosophy, as well as travel writing and fiction.
Deeply convinced that education is a vector for development, Yves Tapiero has been involved in Action Education Switzerland since 2011 as President of its Committee. During these four years, he has become both an actor and a witness, in Switzerland and at the international level, the pooling of approaches to make education more accessible to those who are deprived of it, Considering that Education is one of the most powerful resources to ensure that, from an early age, human beings are guided and thus become masters of their future by freely choosing their path. Because Education is everyone's responsibility, he decided in 2015 to become more actively involved in Action Education International and to work with the International Federation of Education.n providing the organisation with skills acquired in international professional environments and expertise in the field of financial management, but also in communication. He joined the International Council as Treasurer in October 2015.
Mr. Després has a rich and varied career in the service of the French state, and is open to other cultures.
He joined Action Education as a sponsor and then held the positions of volunteer team leader, volunteer team coordinator, and board member before being elected President of Action Education France in 2013.
He joined the International Council as a Director in October 2011, then Secretary until 2015, and Secretary again in June 2017.
Dr. Rukmini RaoAdministrator
Dr. Rukmini Rao
Since 1976, Ms. Rukmini Rao has been an activist for women's rights, particularly through thes struggle for access to quality education in India, country of origin. She is involved in many associations and is currently president of a women's resource centre.
Her experience in the field, working with rural people and as a consultant to the government, has been reinforced by International rights awareness campaigns. She joined the International Council as a director in October 2011.
Anoma Dissanayaka is lawyer in Sri Lanka. She has been in the legal field for 40 years, having been a judge and specialising mainly in civil law.
Since 1980, she has been a partner in a prestigious law firm. Actively involved in several associations and movements, she has written numerous books and articles defending education and children's rights.
From 2010 to 2015, Anoma Dissanayaka was Chairperson of the National Child Protection Authority in Sri Lanka. She joined the International Board of Action Education International by co-option in October 2016.
Jacky Lumarque started his career as a teacher in Haiti. Since 2006, he has been the rector of the Quisqueya University in Port-au-Prince, a non-profit university established in 1990 through a partnership between the Haitian business community and a group of university professors. It is also Chairman of the Presidential Commission for Education.
From 1992 to 1995, Mr. Lumarque worked as an independent consultant and conducted a A large number of mandates in Africa and Haiti for the World Bank and research institutions. In October 2011, he joined the International Board of Action Education International as a director.
Former President of APEC University and former Director of the Centre for Research in Education and Human Development (CIEDHUMANO) in the Dominican Republic, Radhames Mejia was involved in development issues through education. He has also been a consultant and advisor to the Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology. Through his university training and research in the social sciences, he has specialised in the sociology of education.
Professor Emeritus at the Pontifical University Madre y Maestra of the Dominican Republic and Honorary doctorate from the University of the Antilles and Guyana He is a member of many other associations. He joined the International Council as a director until October 2015, and again in June 2017.
Ms. Chomanat is an associate professor and educator. Her educational background and experience is primarily in administration and teaching. She has conducted research on educational media in rural Thailand, on migrants, on teacher training and developed many strategies for teaching.
His dedication to theThe improvement of education has earned it several awards from the private and public sectors. Although a retired civil servant, she continues to serve communities both nationally and internationally. She has joined Action Education as President of South East Asia and China since 2016 and also a trustee on the International Board in 2019. It is her dearest wish to raise the quality of education.
Mr. DIANÉ is an academic, teacher-researcher and vocational education inspector and is affiliated with several professional organisations involved in education and training. National focal point of the African Alliance for the Development of vocational trainingHe is a member of the Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA). A specialist in education management and teacher training, he is a member of the International Network for Teacher Education in Africa and of the Permanent Secretariat of the African Biennale of National Languages in Education.
Currently, he is responsible for the National Directorate of Vocational and Technical Training at the Ministry in charge of Vocational Training of the Republic of Guinea. A founding member of the general assembly of Action Education Africa, of which he has been President since June 2019, he joined the International Council as a director the same year.