Introducing the INEE Member Engagement Reference Group

Community Participation

INEE is pleased to announce the formation and launch of a new Member Engagement Reference Group (MERG)! 

The INEE Secretariat is developing a new member engagement strategy for the network to better support members’ ability to meaningfully connect, engage, and build relationships. Since member engagement is crucial to the development, ownership, and implementation of the strategy, the new reference group integrates members from the very start. 

The MERG is composed of around a dozen INEE members who represent the geographic, linguistic, and gender diversity of the network, and who bring to the group a wide range of experiences, expertise, and history of engagement. They are all otherwise active in other INEE spaces and activities, including country focal points, working groups, the INEE Community of Practice, and the INEE Steering Group.

Through the end of year, MERG members will voluntarily lend their time to review and provide inputs to a new INEE Member Engagement Strategy being developed by the INEE Member Services Team.

We are pleased to present the members of the INEE Member Engagement Reference Group:

merg members
  • Frosse Dabit, Senior Education Programme Specialist at UNRWA, Location: Jordan                                    
  • Linda Jones, Senior Adviser, Education (EIE) at UNICEF, Location: USA
  • Ifedinma Nwigwe, Executive Director at Maple Leaf Early Years Foundation, Location: Canada and Nigeria
  • Abla Assaf, Education Technical Officer at NRC, Location: Palestine
  • Loise Gichuhi, University of Nairobi Senior Lecturer and INEE CFP for Kenya, Location: Kenya 
  • Enamul Hoque, Capacity Support and Advocacy Adviser at ASPBAE, Location: Bangladesh
  • Carmen-América Affigne, Professor and Researcher at USB and UCAB and INEE CFP for Venezuela: Location: Venezuela
  • Eyueil Abate Demissie, Assistant Professor at Kotebe University of Education, Location: Ethiopia
  • Bana Barka, Lecturer at the University of Maroua and INEE CFP for Cameroon, Location: Cameroon

For any queries related to the work of this reference group, please contact