Janhvi Kanoria

Director of Innovation Development, Education Above All

Janhvi leads the Innovation Development Directorate (IDD) in EAA. Her passion lies in designing solutions that advance and accelerate relevant and quality learning solutions to the world's most marginalized. She is currently working on the award-winning Internet Free Education Resource Bank (IFERB) serving those with no learning opportunities during school-closures during the COVID19 pandemic and designing a flexible, personalized, and accredited alternate learning model for out-of-school adolescents who are unable to benefit from traditional schooling systems. Previously, she served as the Education Portfolio Expert in the CEO’s Office in Qatar Foundation focusing on higher education strategy, governance, impact and programming. She also worked in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education in the Vice-Chairperson’s Office supporting national strategy, policy and special programs. She has worked across the education spectrum having been a teacher, strategy consultant, and worked in start-ups and NGO’s. She completed her primary and secondary schooling in India, following which she earned a B.A. degree in International Relations and Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a M.Ed in International Education Policy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Global Learning

15 November 2021 | 12:15 - 12:35 | English | Technology-Free Learning in Low-Resource Contexts

Annually, education is interrupted for over 75mn children globally. With minimal available alternatives in low-resource contexts, there is a significant impact on continued learning and completion of schooling. There is a need to design meaningful learning experiences that are designed to be suitable for and inspired for their real-life contexts. EAA's Internet Free Education Resource Bank (IFERB) was designed for continued learning during the COVID19 induced school closures and has proven to be beyond an important resilience measure as it has ensured long-term pedagogical improvements. IFERB is an important case in introducing Project Based and Experiential Learning in low-resource context.