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Emily Laurie

Global Partnership for Education

Emily joined the Global Partnership for Education as an advocacy consultant in April 2017 within the Southern Partnership and External Relations team.  She has over 10 years experience in international development advocacy and campaign work. In 2015 she set up her own Advocacy and Campaigns consultancy organization, Genki Global. Since then Emily helped to develop and implement the World’s Largest Lesson, a global initiative to teach children around the world about the new Global Goals for Sustainable Development. She has also undertaken advocacy consultancy work for Save the Children, Malala Fund, Plan International and the Global Campaign for Education.

Before establishing her freelance company she was the Managing Director of Future First Global, a small global education charity, and for five years she led the global advocacy and youth engagement for Plan International’s global campaign for girls education –‘Because I am a Girl’. During this time Emily took a Secondment as Special Adviser to Gordon Brown in his role as the UN Special Envoy for Global Education, with a focus on girls education, which included playing a leading role in the first youth takeover of the United Nations on ‘Malala Day’. Prior to this Emily worked in advocacy roles at the British Red Cross, Oxfam, Action Aid India and as a teacher in Japan. She has an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and a BA Hons in History from the University of Nottingham.