Rachel M

Rachel McKinney

Team Lead, Thematic Areas

Rachel has 20 years of experience leading and supporting education programs in conflict, post-conflict, and natural crisis settings in Western, Eastern, and Southern Africa; the Balkans; the Caucasus; Southeast Asia; the Middle East; Southern Asia; and North America. Although trained in education, much of her professional work has focused on the shared space within and between education and child protection. After working with several INGOs and UN Agencies, Rachel joined The Alliance and INEE in 2021 to support the CPHA-EiE Joint Initiative. In this role, Rachel supported a range of work focused on increasing technical guidance, supporting advocacy, and strengthening the value placed on integrated CPHA-EiE programming. Previous engagement with INEE, and in support of INEE’s vision, includes being the Afghanistan Country Focal Point for the development of the INEE Minimum Standards in 2004, trainer of INEE Minimum Standards (Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, oPT, among others), consultant for earlier Teaching and Learning Guidance Notes, member of several working groups and task teams, Save the Children’s representative on the Steering Group (2011-2016), and an avid user of INEE resources. Rachel transitioned to Team Lead in June 2022 and is based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Contact: rachel.mckinney@inee.org