Doctoral Candidate, Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development
PPEH Fellow 2015-2016
2015 - 2016
Fatima Zahra is in the Ph.D. program at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) and is a research associate for the International Literacy Institute at Penn. Fatima holds an M.S.Ed. in International Educational Development from Penn. She has worked as a development consultant and M&E specialist on various projects concerning children’s education and health, the use of mobile technologies for educational development, economic empowerment of adolescents and adults, parental and community involvement, and citizenship education. She has worked with organizations such as Save the Children, Glasswing, BRAC and UNESCO, and with the Ministries of Education of Bangladesh and Uganda. Fatima is currently leading a project on farmers’ education in the northern part of Bangladesh. She works with the farmers to promote education for productivity and sustainable agricultural development.