Allison Anderson is a nonresident fellow with the Brookings Institution’s Center for Universal Education, focusing on how quality education contributes to sustainable development, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

She is also an adjunct professor on Critical Challenges and Opportunities in Education in Emergencies through to Recovery at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She is also a consultant for Unbound Philanthropy, supporting education in emergencies grantees and representing the foundation within the International Education Funders’ Group.

As an international education consultant in 2010 and 2011, Ms. Anderson worked with UNESCO to develop their climate change education for sustainable development strategy; with Education for Change to evaluate Plan International’s child-centered disaster risk reduction programs around the world; and with the International Rescue Committee to analyze internal and donor trends in child and youth development and recommend changes to the organization’s Child and Youth Protection and Development Unit to increase program effectiveness.

From 2003-2010, Ms. Anderson worked with Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), serving as the Director as well as the Coordinator for Minimum Standards, providing strategic direction and technical expertise to the network’s over 4,000 members working in 138 countries. From 1998-2003, Ms. Anderson worked with the Women's Refugee Commission, leading adolescent participatory research and advocacy with young people in Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Northern Uganda in order to inform global, regional and national policy and programming.

Ms. Anderson holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies / l'Institut universitaire de hautes études internationales in Geneva and a bachelor’s degree in political science with an interdisciplinary concentration in international relations from Yale University.

Allison Anderson is a nonresident fellow with the Brookings Institution’s Center for Universal Education, focusing on how quality education contributes to sustainable development, disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation and mitigation.

She is also an adjunct professor on Critical Challenges and Opportunities in Education in Emergencies through to Recovery at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA). She is also a consultant for Unbound Philanthropy, supporting education in emergencies grantees and representing the foundation within the International Education Funders’ Group.

As an international education consultant in 2010 and 2011, Ms. Anderson worked with UNESCO to develop their climate change education for sustainable development strategy; with Education for Change to evaluate Plan International’s child-centered disaster risk reduction programs around the world; and with the International Rescue Committee to analyze internal and donor trends in child and youth development and recommend changes to the organization’s Child and Youth Protection and Development Unit to increase program effectiveness.

From 2003-2010, Ms. Anderson worked with Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), serving as the Director as well as the Coordinator for Minimum Standards, providing strategic direction and technical expertise to the network’s over 4,000 members working in 138 countries. From 1998-2003, Ms. Anderson worked with the Women’s Refugee Commission, leading adolescent participatory research and advocacy with young people in Kosovo, Sierra Leone and Northern Uganda in order to inform global, regional and national policy and programming.

Ms. Anderson holds a master’s degree in international relations from the Graduate Institute of International Studies / l’Institut universitaire de hautes études internationales in Geneva and a bachelor’s degree in political science with an interdisciplinary concentration in international relations from Yale University.