Program Officer, Higher Education & Research in Africa, International Program

Claudia Frittelli

Claudia Frittelli is a program officer for Higher Education and Research in Africa in the Corporation’s International Program. She develops the program’s higher education research, policy, and governance initiatives to sustain higher education reform. She also manages an initiative to improve linkages among the African academic diaspora in order to strengthen postgraduate training, teaching, and curricula development at African higher education institutions. She has developed and monitored the Corporation’s 10-year investment in strengthening African universities as a means to national development in Tanzania, Uganda, South Africa, and Ghana. Her work includes supporting university strategic priorities in research and graduate studies, staff development, information and communication technology (ICT), e-learning, gender mainstreaming, and community outreach. Her collaborative work has included coordination with the Partnership for Higher Education in Africa (a joint effort of the Corporation with the Ford, MacArthur, Rockefeller, William and Flora Hewlett, and the Andrew W. Mellon foundations) to build the capacity of African universities in the field of higher education in African countries.

Previously, Frittelli managed a public-private partnership at the Markle Foundation in collaboration with the United Nations Development Program to advance national policies on ICT development in developing countries. Prior to that, she held private sector management positions in the global telecommunications and Internet industries in Paris and New York, and served as a consultant to international nonprofit agencies.

Frittelli holds an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management, Thunderbird, and an MA in linguistic studies from Syracuse University.

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