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Halla B. Holmarsdottir

Halla B. Holmarsdottir

Halla B. Holmarsdottir is a Professor in Multicultural and International Education at Oslo and Akershus University College. She holds a PhD in Education and Development from the University of Oslo. Holmarsdottir has been working with education and development for roughly 20 years working in both Africa and Asia. She is the scientific coordinator of the Gender Equality, Education and Poverty (GEEP) project and a member of the project on Education and Sustainable Development in a Post-Conflict Southern Sudan (NUCOOP). Both projects involve a consortium of several institutions and researchers and are funded by funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Her academic competency is within both humanities and social science, which has contributed to an interdisciplinarity in her work. 

Since 2005 she has served as the UNESCO liaison representing the World Council of Comparative Education Societies (WCCES). In this capacity she has participated in numerous High Level meetings and NGO forums at UNESCO. Furthermore, she has organized and participated in seminars, congresses and conferences covering a wide range of topics and she is currently the head of a research group at the Faculty of Education and International Studies.