Anthony Bloome

Executive Director, Education Alliance

Anthony Bloome is the Founder and Executive Director of the Mobiles for Education (mEducation) Alliance. He has specialized in the field of international development and technology for over 25 years. From 2009 to 2020, he was USAID’s Senior Education Technology Specialist where he provided technical advice to Agency staff and counterpart agencies on appropriate uses of technology to support quality educational outcomes in lower-resource context. While at USAID, he founded the mEducation Alliance to strengthen global collaboration and catalyze knowledge exchange and evidence-informed investments for edtech use in developing countries.

He also founded the All Children Reading: A Grand Challenge for Development, an open innovation competition and partnership with World Vision and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) to catalyze edtech innovations to advance early grade reading. He managed both programs for 11 years before leaving USAID in 2020 to establish the mEducation Alliance as an independent non-profit.