(UNESCO -Paris, France) Liberia has been elected as Vice Chair of the Bureau of Education Commission at the United Nations Educational Scientific Cultural Organization(UNESCO) for the next two years.
Liberia’s Gbovadeh Gbilia was elected overwhelmingly along with representatives from Pakistan, Qatar and Jamaica as Chairman, Vice Chair and Rapporteur respectively.
Mr. Gbovadeh serves currently as Head of the Education Delivery Unit at the Ministry of Education of Liberia.
In his new role, as Vice Chair of the UNESCO Education Commission, Mr. Gbilia will work in tandem with the Chairman from Pakistan to lead the Education Commission on Education related issues such as; preparation of a medium-term strategy accompanied by programs and a budget and adult literacy.
Mr Gbilia will also deal with matters related to TVET Education, Higher Education, Framework design for the Implementation of Education Sustainable Development (ESD), developing international standards for Teacher Training Programs, establishment of a future International Bureau of Education, and coordination of and support for the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Education 2030.
Gbilia earned an MBA in International Business from the Howard University School of Business in 2011. He was awarded one of the highly coveted Trustee Scholarship in 2010, working as a graduate assistant in the Office of the Dean of the School of Business. He later went on to obtain a post-graduate diploma in Project Management from Galilee International Management Institute in Israel.
He served as Deputy Education Minister of Education in the past government, where he served as chair of the Education Sector Development Committee and was responsible for coordinating all donor-funded projects.
Mr. Gbilia expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Liberian Government for his nomination, their support and promised to work in elevating global education standards and well as his home country Liberia.