Aster Haregot is currently an independent international consultant: consulting assignments for international development Partners, working directly with government Ministries and policy makers, including providing advisory support on national ECD policy and strategic development. Assignments also include supporting international development agencies in ECD capacity building and mentoring of staff.
Prior to that she was the United Nations Girls' Education Initiative (UNGEI) advisor and the regional ECD advisor for UNICEF Eastern and Southern Africa, Nairobi, Kenya. Ms Haregot is an Educator by profession and has worked for UNICEF from 1985 to 2011. Before being posted to Nairobi, she was in UNICEF HQ, New York and managed the multi country girls' education initiative known as the African Girls' Education Initiative (AGEI). Ms Haregot has advocated, documented best practices, coordinated and initiated capacity building programmes, advocated for the establishment of community based programmes, publications and initiated research studies in Early Childhood Development and Girls' Education in UNICEF and she has vast experience in ECD having been a pioneer of the Early Childhood programme in the Eastern and Southern Africa region. Prior to that she worked for the Head Start programme in the US and the Ministry of Education and Children’s’ Commission in Ethiopia.
Master of Education,
Rutgers University, Rutgers, NJ
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, Douglas College, Rutgers University, Rutgers, NJ
Adult Education, Education Strategic Planning graduate courses , Columbia Teachers College, 1995
Education Policy Analysis: HIID, Harvard University, 1996
Board Member - Board of Trustees for Africa Early Childhood Network - AfECN.