Dr. Maoudi Comlanvi Johnson

National Coordinator for Education for All of Ministry of Pre-primary and Primary Education, National Coordinator for Education for All of Teach First


A National Education Officer in Benin, Mr. Johnson has a Master’s in Educational Planning from UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning in Paris. He also has a Master’s in Sociology and a Secondary School Teaching Certificate in Philosophy.

He is a specialist in education sector analysis. After a stint in teaching, since 2002 he has mainly worked within the teams developing various educational policies for the different ministries in charge of education, and more generally as a reporter. He has worked especially in the context of the Plan for Education For All (EFA) and the Ten-Year Plan for Development of the Education Sector.

He was a member of the Organizing Committee of the Forum on Education commissioned by the Government of Benin and has contributed to the implementation of the Unit Program Management FTI/FCB.

From 2007 to 2010, he represented Benin in the International Advisory Group of UNESCO on EFA and has represented Africa in the Steering Committee of the Task Force on Teachers. He is currently coordinating a multidisciplinary team responsible for an initial diagnosis of the teacher situation in Africa, Teacher Training Initiative for Sub-Saharan Africa (TTISSA).

He is also, within the Ministry of Early Childhood and Primary Education, the EFA Coordinator and the Permanent Technical Secretary of the Coordinating Committee for the Ten-Year Plan for the Development of the Education Sector.

In 2010, the Cabinet of the Ministry of Early Childhood and Primary Education put him in charge of the Executive Secretariat of the deployment phase of the “Initiative for distance training of teachers in Francophone countries” (IFADEM), the experimental part of which was a resounding success and generated a lot of enthusiasm. Mr. Johnson works actively, in conjunction with the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF) and the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF), on the implementation of this phase.