Executive Secretary, Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), Tunesia
Ahlin Byll-Cataria is currently the Executive Secretary of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), whose mission is to act as a catalyst of innovative policies and practices for the qualitative change of education in Africa.
Prior to that, Byll-Cataria was a senior advisor for the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). Most of his career was spent at SDC. At its headquarters in Bern he worked for ten years in the West Africa Division, responsible for program and financial planning, development, management and evaluation in Mali and Niger. He also worked for eight years in the education sector, responsible for the elaboration of basic education policies and program management. For ten years he worked in the field as a trainer of trainers in the Swiss literacy project and as a deputy representative of SDC in Niger.