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Armando Ali

Armando Ali

Principal Investigator, Kenya

Armando Ali is the Chief Executive Officer at the PAL Network where he provides overall leadership, a sense of collective ownership and belonging within the network and ensures sustained growth, health and impact. With more than 20 years of experience as an Education Specialist, he has been instrumental in mobilizing citizens to enhance the quality of education.

He is passionate about improving foundational literacy and numeracy skills of children in the early grades. Previously, he initiated and coordinated the Citizen-led Action in Mozambique, Wiixutta Nithweelaka – an approach inspired by Teaching at the Right Level that helps children to improve their reading and arithmetic competencies.

Prior to joining PAL Network, he worked as an education specialist with UNICEF and as a Senior Advisor to Facilidade, an NGO in Mozambique focused on citizen participation in delivering quality public services.

Armando is a member of UNESCO’s Spotlight technical review group and the Luminos Fund Advisory Group. He holds a Master’s degree in Peace and Development Work from Linnaeus University in Sweden.


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