Patrick Fayaud is an expert in international education with more than three decades of experience in teaching, curriculum design, and program management. An accomplished leader, Mr. Fayaud has designed and managed large-scale basic education programs in several countries in Africa and Asia.
Currently, Mr. Fayaud leads the Jordan Early Grades Reading and Mathematics Initiative, funded by USAID and UKAID. Known as RAMP, the initiative seeks to improve reading and mathematics performance across Jordan, and to support the Ministry of Education’s effort to develop a new curriculum, train teachers and administrators, mobilize parents, and institute regular student evaluations. He has also served as Chief of Party for the USAID-funded Zambia Time to Learn Project, which helped develop a national literacy framework. He previously held key roles in programs focused on early-grade reading, teacher training, and education policy in Mali, Tanzania, Tibet, Nepal, and Cambodia.
He holds a teaching certification in France and has been a USAID Certified Contract & Assistance Officer Representative since 2009. He has worked in Zambia, Mali, Tanzania, Thailand, and Cambodia. Fluent in French and English, he also speaks conversational Thai and Khmer.