Janhvi M. Kanoria

Director & Innovations Development, Education Above All


Janhvi is the Director of Innovation at Education Above All, a global foundation reaching 10 million out-of-school children. Her passion lies in designing solutions that advance quality learning solutions for the world’s most marginalized. 

In her previous roles in the Ministry of Education and Qatar Foundation, she was responsible for conceiving multiple creative solutions including Teach for Qatar, a national literacy and numeracy program, an innovative future school and interdisciplinary impact models for the university ecosystem. She has contributed to global publications including for OECD, World Bank, UNESCO: Future of Education, INEE and 3 Harvard books amongst others. She is an active participant in international education consortia and in platforms including in the World Bank Evoke Program, on the MIT Solve Challenge Leadership Group, as a TedX speaker, a Salzburg Global Fellow, for the WISE Awards and HundrED-spotlight jury and as a Re-WirED Learning Ecosystems Member. She serves on the board for Mantra4Change, an Indian NGO serving 50 million learners. 

She received a M.Ed. from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania. She is the mother of two spirited young girls and enjoys classical dance, music, reading and sport in her spare time.