Chief, Section for Higher Education, UNESCO
Paulina González-Pose has been chief of the Section for Higher Education at UNESCO Headquarters since December 2012. She joined UNESCO after five years as director of the Edward S. Mason Program (a master in public administration program for mid-career professionals from developing countries and emerging economies) at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. She also worked for almost 12 years at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. As principal social development specialist in the social programs divisions, she worked with Central America, the Andean countries in South America, and the British Caribbean region. Her work and experience in the education sector cover many aspects and levels of the education continuum, including curriculum, teacher training, evaluation, and management. She has worked particularly with the technical and tertiary levels of education.