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Kathryn Toure

Regional Director, Eastern and Southern Africa

Kathryn Toure started her career in New York City in refugee resettlement before working for the Centre for International and Comparative Studies at the University of Iowa. She moved to West Africa where she worked with Africa Online, the Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa, and eventually as director of IDRC’s West and Central Africa regional office. She is author, co-author, and co-editor of several books and papers, and a member of the editorial board of Langaa Research and Publishing Common Initiative Group, which publishes 50 books about African countries annually. Kathryn has a PhD in Education, with an emphasis in sociocultural studies, from the University of Montreal.