Svein Østtveit Director of the Executive Office, Education Sector, UNESCO

Svein Østtveit

Mr. Svein Østtveit joined UNESCO (Paris Headquarters) as an Associate Expert in 1989. From 1993 to 1995 he served as Chief Technical Adviser for a UNESCO project on distance education for Nomadic Women in Mongolia, and continued to provide technical advice in connection with the project as a Free-Lance Consultant from 1995-1996.

In 1996, Mr. Osttveit returned to UNESCO HQs as Senior Programme specialist within the Education for All (EFA) Division, section for “Special Project for Youth”, and served as Executive Secretary for the EFA Forum Secretariat, from 1998 to 2000.

Since 2000, Mr. Osttveit has worked respectively as Senior programme specialist in the UNESCO HQs Division for Educational Policies and Strategies; Chief co-ordinator, programme, in the Executive Office of the Education Sector; and Chief Strategic Planning and Monitoring, of the Executive Office, Education Sector. Since April 2011, he is the Director of the Executive Office of the Education Sector at UNESCO Headquarters.

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