The Network is comprised of practitioners, international development agencies, governments, teachers associations, academics, civil society organizations, donor organizations, UN agencies, and other stakeholders. The diversity of our membership is one of the Network's greatest strengths, enabling us to bring together professionals from all over the world to improve children's reading. Membership to the Network is open to anyone who joins the mailing list via the website, monthly newsletter, or by email.
Members participate in the Network by:
Communicating and collaborating with Network members.
Attending regional meetings.
Engaging in learning events organized through the Secretariat.
Using the website to access and share knowledge.
Our membership has grown organically through our mailing list, monthly newsletter, and attendance at monthly webinars.
The primary purpose of the GRN Steering Committee, as the Global Reading Network reaches Year 5 of its operation, is to provide strategic direction to GRN in establishing and implementing a sustainability plan. This plan will take into consideration the extensive professional development, research, advocacy and partnership interests and needs of both the USAID community and the broader GRN community.
In 2017-18, the Steering Committee's main responsibilities include:
Additional information on GRN governance and sustainability can be found here.
Felicia Boakye-Yiadom (Ghana), Acting Executive Secretary of Ghana
Margaret (Peggy) Dubeck (USA), Senior Literacy Researcher at RTI International
Jennifer Glennie (South Africa), Director of the African Storybook Initiative
Young-Suk Kim (USA), Coauthor of GRN's Landscape Report on Early Grade Literacy Skills
Mark Lynd (USA), President of School-to-School International
Emily Miksic (USA), Technical Advisor in Literacy and Evaluation at FHI360
Dina Joana Ocampo (Philippines), Professor at the University of the Philippines
Aliou Sow (Guinea), Founder of the Editions Ganndal publishing firm in Guinea
To read more about their professional backgrounds, click here.