Dr. Elyas Abdi
Director General, Kenya’s Ministry of Education
Dr. Elyas Abdi, OGW is the Director General of Early Learning and Basic Education, Ministry of Education, Kenya. Before taking on his role as the Director General, Dr. Abdi served as the Director, Projects Coordination and Delivery, where he coordinated donor funded projects in the State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education. It is during his tenure that donors resumed their on-budget support to the department following suspension of funding in 2009.
Dr. Elyas served in the Board of Directors of the Global Partnership of Education (GPE) based in Washington from 2015 to 2020 representing the Africa 1 constituency.