Victoria Collis joined River Path Associates in 2002 and has been managing director since 2009.
Victoria has more than 15 years’ experience of working in international development, with a focus on collaborating directly with governments to build their delivery of basic services. She has strong experience of strengthening education planning in fragile states and conflict situations, including Pakistan, Nigeria, Lebanon and Syria.
In 2012/13, Victoria provided 13 months’ interim management for DFID Pakistan, acting as the Team Leader for the office’s two major education investments with the Governments of Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa respectively. She subsequently worked over a 15 month period as part of a Peshawar based technical assistance team. During this time, her focus was on working with officials to produce an Education Sector Plan for 2016-20.
Victoria has a research interest in school resilience, and contributed a background paper on financing education in emergencies to the Education Commission's 2016 Paper, launched at UNGA 2016. Her thinking has been informed by her work in Pakistan and Nigeria, where she has supported UNICEF on the redevelopment of the Girls’ Education Project 3, as well as the Federal Ministry of Finance on shaping the Safe Schools Initiative, launched in the wake of the Chibok kidnappings.
At present, Victoria is based in Beirut, providing strategic planning advice to the Lebanese Education Minister and his team. In the past year, she has also provided technical direction on the Mid Term Review of the Rwandan Education Strategic Sector Plan, and acted as an adviser to the Peruvian Ministry of Education.
Victoria is an Associate of Dubai-based Acasus Limited. She also sits on the Board of Directors of the Eden Academy, a group of five schools in West London that provide education for children with a broad range of special needs.
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