Dr. Marla Stone (EdD)
As an international education consultant Dr. Stone has worked in the United States, Cyprus, Somalia, Pakistan and Kenya. Her contract experience includes project management, project design, proposal writing, project assessment (both baseline and final assessments) and project staff capacity development. She has served as the Coordinator for the Somali Education Sector Committee (agencies and NGOs that work in education in Somalia), providing her a broad view of the scope of interventions undertaken and regular, first-hand interaction with government officials, NGOs, and UN and donor agencies. Dr. Stone’s clients have included USAID, European Union, Save the Children UK, Save the Children US, CARE International, UNICEF, UNESCO, UNHCR, Adeso, Diakonia, and Concern Worldwide. At Smart Vision, Dr. Stone is in charge of contracts, advocacy and quality assurance.