Emily Quinan

Emily Quinan

Consultant, UNICEF

Emily is passionate about education and child development, and has been working for a decade within the global education sector for government, academia, NGOs, and the United Nations.

Specializing in Comparative International and Development Education, Emily graduated from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (University of Toronto) with a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy. Emily’s research focused on the right to education in India from the perspective of private education providers and foundations. Emily also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from McGill University. Emily is currently consulting for UNICEF in the West Africa region to support the development and reporting of rights-based holistic programmes aimed at ensuring all children are able to reach their full potential - particularly in the areas of education, health and nutrition.

Emily began her career with the Government of Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (Global Affairs Canada) covering global education policy-making for Canada’s international assistance framework. Her previous experience also includes working with the international NGO BRAC to strengthen livelihood and vocational training for young people in rural Myanmar, and strategic planning and resource mobilization for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Africa region. Emily also spent a year in India (Kochi and Mumbai) with non-government schools focusing on inclusive education and curriculum development.