Aanya Niaz is an Education Advisor and a Senior Management Consultant currently based in London. She has over a decade of experience as a practitioner and researcher in the education sector. Most notably, Aanya devised Pakistan’s first English as a Foreign Language Curriculum for the world’s largest low-cost private school network; The Citizens Foundation, advised governments on their national-level education policies with the OECD in France, and has taught and developed teachers in the US with Teach For America, in South Africa with Raise The Children International and in Pakistan with various organisations.
Aanya’s work has primarily focused on curriculum design, research & policy advice, and teacher professional & leadership development. In 2018, she also began her career as a senior management consultant, putting her in a unique position of being able to offer both deep education-sector knowledge as well as a comprehensive project leadership and management toolkit. Her focus remains on improving low-income and marginalised realities by championing quality and innovative education solutions.
Aanya currently serves on the Board of Directors at the Diyalo Foundation and is an Advisor to several non-profits and EdTech firms around the world with the primary focus of improving the teaching & learning environment (see Partners & Projects for more info). She received her Master's in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oxford in 2017. Aanya was awarded a full scholarship to attend the University of Virginia, where she completed her Bachelor's degree with a double major in Foreign Affairs and Global Development Studies in 2011.