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For more than 85 years, World Learning has equipped individuals and institutions to address the world’s most pressing problems. We believe that, working together with our partners, we can change this world for the better.
On my travels, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with many of those who have joined us in this mission. In Baghdad, we’ve trained more than 2,300 Iraqi youth who are already giving back at home. In London, our partners in the TAAP Initiative strongly believe that we are all responsible to practice inclusion. And in Vermont, our Experiment in International Living and School for International Training participants prove every day that they have the tools and the determination to change the world.
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Dr. Catherine Honeyman
- Senior Technical & Research Specialist Youth Workforce & Entrepreneurship
Dr. Catherine Honeyman is an expert in education quality, employment, and entrepreneurship with extensive experience leading research and policy analysis, as well as providing technical assistance in a variety of developing country contexts, including Rwanda, Colombia, Pakistan, Algeria, and El Salvador. She is currently World Learning’s Senior Youth Workforce Specialist, providing organizational leadership and technical assistance to development projects in the areas of formal and non-formal education programming, youth workforce development, employment, and entrepreneurship, and fostering youth leadership for community development. Dr. Honeyman also holds a Senior Fellow appointment at the Duke Center for International Development, Duke University. Prior to her current position, Dr. Honeyman led research and policy work in the areas of education and youth livelihoods as Managing Director of Ishya Consulting Ltd. In this capacity, Dr. Honeyman served as a consultant for the UNESCO-International Institute for Education Planning (IIEP) developing guidance for education policy makers around the world on improving education quality via the UNESCO/IIEP Learning Portal. Her other education quality-related work for Ishya Consulting included political economy analysis and national policy development to promote emergent, early, higher-order, and adult literacy development in Rwanda, among other projects. Dr. Honeyman has also worked extensively in supporting youth, workforce development, and entrepreneurship programming, including support to the USAID/Global Communities project Higa Ubeho/Social Services for Vulnerable Populations and USAID/EDC project Akazi Kanoze/Work Well Done in Rwanda, and work with the rural secondary school system Sistema de Aprendizaje Tutorial in Colombia. She has published a number of academic articles, research reports, and other publications on youth, education, and workforce development, including her book, The Orderly Entrepreneur: Youth, Education, and Governance in Rwanda. Dr. Honeyman holds a PhD in comparative and international education with a minor in business and applied economics, a master’s degree in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin, and a bachelor’s degree in social studies from Harvard University. She speaks English, French, Spanish, and Kinyarwanda.
Expertise: education quality, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), employment, entrepreneurship, youth workforce development, youth leadership, community development, soft skills, monitoring and evaluation, research