Students walk toward the campus of Banaras Hindu University

IIE Celebrates International Day of Education

IIE is honored to join in the annual commemoration of International Day of Education. It was created by the United Nations in 2018 to reinforce education as a key factor in building sustainable and resilient societies, and contributing to the achievement of all other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Our vision is a more peaceful and equitable world enriched by the international exchange of ideas, and greater understanding between people and cultures. To celebrate this year, we are welcoming the 2023-24 cohort of IIE Centennial Fellows who are each combatting climate change by furthering work they began as Fulbright scholars, students, and teaching assistants.

Jessica Ausinheiler, an IIE Rodman C. Rockefeller Centennial Fellow, is working with community members in the Mamoní River valley of Panama to incentivize smallholders to engage in “conservation services,” such as carbon storage and sequestration.

This project is deeply personal to me because its direct beneficiaries are neighbors in the Mamoní River valley and friends in other remote areas of Panama; because I am passionate about preserving wild spaces for my great-grandchildren, and yours…”

Jessica Ausinheiler

Meet Jessica below and stay tuned to the IIE Centennial Fellows Blog for additional entries and vlogs as our Fellows advance their projects.

Follow the 2023-24 Cohort of IIE Centennial Fellows throughout their projects by bookmarking this blog page where fellows will provide regualar updates to their work. And join IIE in celebrating the International Day of Education by supporting the IIE Centennial Fellowship and other programs funded and managed by IIE.