Peter Materu brings a strategic perspective to the Education and Learning and Youth Livelihoods teams at the Foundation. Peter has made major contributions to education in Africa. Before joining the Foundation, Peter was the Practice Manager for Education in West and Central Africa at the World Bank. He conceived the Africa Centres of Excellence initiative, which is advancing STEM education in multiple African universities across the continent. Peter also serves as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa. He holds a PhD in Engineering and two master’s degrees in education and engineering, respectively.