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Koumbou Boly Barry, former Special Rapporteur (2016-2022)

Special Rapporteur on the right to education

Ms. Koumbou Boly Barry, from Burkina Faso, was Special Rapporteur on the right to education from 2016 to 2022.

Dr. Boly Barry holds a PhD in Economic History from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Senegal. She is the former Minister of Education and Literacy of Burkina Faso, and has consulted widely for various governments and international institutions on the right to education. Dr. Boly Barry has been an advocate on gender issues in education. She also has ample knowledge and experience in training and research, as a visiting professor at University of Nottingham, United Kingdom; University of Louvain La Neuve, Belgium; and as a lecturer at Ouagadougou University, Burkina Faso; Vitoria University, Brazil; and Fribourg University, Switzerland.