Alexandra Draxler

GLP Senior Technical Adviser

Alexandra Draxler works with the GLP team on content development, partnerships, monitoring and evaluation, and writing and editing. She is an education specialist who worked and wrote for UNESCO and its International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) for many years on development cooperation policy and methods, education technologies, education sector planning and evaluation, and HIV and AIDS prevention education.

Alexandra was the Executive Secretary of the International Commission on Education for the Twenty-first Century chaired by Jacques Delors. Its report, Learning: the Treasure Within (1996), was translated into 30 languages. As a consultant she has worked for private and public sector clients and helped facilitate public-private partnerships. She is a founder and Vice President of the Association for the Promotion for Education (Pro-Ed) and a Consulting Fellow of IIEP.

Alexandra studied languages and literature at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (B.A.), economics of education at the University of Vincennes (France), and Arabic languages and literature at the Institut de Langues Orientales (France).

She lives in France with her husband. She is a qualified translator, a passionate gardener, cook, reader and fashionista.