Basic Education Coalition leader joins Creative Associates International

February 5, 2015—International education expert Cris Revaz joins Creative Associates International as Senior Education Counsel, the global development company announced.

From Creative’s Washington, D.C., headquarters, Revaz will help guide the company’s global program teams working to stem school dropout, bring technology to the classroom and boost early grade literacy in the midst of conflict in transitioning states.

“It takes a great deal of collaboration and vision to build systems that empower citizens through quality education,” says Leland Kruvant, President of Creative. “Cris is not only an expert in this field, but also has the consensus-building experience needed to bring all our partners together to achieve these goals.”

Previously, as Executive Director of the Basic Education Coalition, Revaz managed a coalition of 17 U.S. based nongovernmental organizations advancing access to literacy, math, critical thinking and life skills for children around the world. He is a thought leader in the field on post-2015 education development goals and safe, universal access to education.

“The biggest challenges in global education speak to learning and equity—ensuring that all children and youth, regardless of identity or circumstance, are acquiring the knowledge and skills they need for success in later education, the workplace and in life,” says Revaz. “Creative has a really strong understanding of how the all the different elements of quality education are connected—at the student level, the teacher, and the larger system—and how to design and implement programs that keep kids in school and learning.”

Revaz has co-chaired the American Bar Association’s Subcommittee on the Rights of the Child and International Human Rights Committee. He has more than 20 years of experience as an international trade lawyer.

He holds a J.D. from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and a Bachelor’s degree in U.S. History and Human Relations from Connecticut College.

About Creative Associates International

Creative Associates International works with underserved communities by sharing expertise and experience in education, economic growth, governance and transitions from conflict to peace.

Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has active projects in more than 15 countries. Since 1977, it has worked in nearly 90 countries and on almost every continent. Recognized for its ability to work rapidly, flexibly and effectively in conflict-affected environments, Creative is committed to generating long-term sustainable solutions to complex development problems.

Started by four enterprising women with diverse backgrounds, Creative has grown to become one of the leaders among the U.S. private sector implementers of global development projects. Creative is minority owned and operated.

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