Speaker bio: Dr Pooja Reddy Nakamura

The Centre of Excellence for Development Impact and Learning (CEDIL) 2022 conference:  
Strengthening evidence use during the pandemic and beyond

Tuesday 22 – Friday 25 March

Register here: cedil2022.eventbrite.co.uk

Speaker biography: Dr Pooja Reddy Nakamura

Dr Pooja Reddy Nakamura, Principal Researcher, International Development Division, American Institute for Research

Pooja Reddy Nakamura is a Principal Researcher in the International Development Division at the American Institutes for Research. She has more than 15 years of experience leading research, evaluations, and assessments focused on foundational literacy development in low- and middle-income countries across the world – especially in bilingual and multilingual contexts. She also has extensive experience designing foundational literacy programs and curricula in linguistically diverse educational settings. She is currently leading or co-leading language and literacy studies in several countries, including Cote D’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Laos, Mozambique, Philippines, Senegal, Sri Lanka, and the United Kingdom, as well as conducting an evidence synthesis across LMIC’s.