Ramya Vivekanandan is a Program Specialist in the Section for Inclusive Quality Education (IQE) at UNESCO Bangkok (Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau for Education), a position she has held since January 2012. She is Team Leader for the program on quality of education. In this role, Ramya also serves as Head of the Secretariat of the Network on Education Quality Monitoring in the Asia-Pacific (NEQMAP) and additionally works on issues of ‘learning to live together’, ‘Happy Schools’ and gender and learning achievement. Prior to joining UNESCO Bangkok, she worked for six years at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on teacher issues as well as HIV and AIDS and education and school health. Before coming to UNESCO, she worked with a range of NGOs on education projects in various parts of Sub-Saharan Africa including Uganda, Senegal, Malawi and Angola as well as with the Ministry of Pre-University and Civic Education in the Republic of Guinea. Ramya Vivekanandan holds a Master’s Degree in International Education Policy from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.