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Eva Marion Johannessen
Born in Oslo. Norwegian citizenship.
Civil status: Married.
Lives in Oslo.
Cell phone: +4791812799 

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1957-62 Oslo Cathedral school
1962-63 Oslo Commercial school
1967-75 Undergraduate and graduate studies at University of Oslo (UiO). Degree: Cand.paed (Educational psychologist)
1985. Fullbright scholarship. Postgraduate studies in consultation and educational psychology. University of Berkeley, USA, School of education.
1991. Dr.scient. (Ph.d) at Department of Special Education, UiO. Dissertation: Group consultation in a Day Care center. 


Norwegian (mother tongue)
English (very good written and spoken)
French (very good spoken, average written)
Portuguese (very good spoken, average written)
Spanish (read and understand)
German (read and understand) 

Stays abroad

1964-67 Geneva, Switzerland
Spring 1985 Berkeley University, California, USA
1994-95 Cairo, Egypt
1996-1998 Mozambique 

Professional background

1963-67 Secretary, Oslo and Geneva
1971-73 Teacher in junior high school
1975-94 Associate professor, Teacher training College (Barnevernsakademiet), Oslo.Head of postgraduate course in special education 1980-1994.
1979-81 Educational psychologist, Oslo
1990-92 Head of evaluation projects on counselling and guidance to preschool teachers. Ministry of family and child affairs.
1975-96 Guest speaker, key note speaker, external examinator, short time lecturer, academic advisor to Uio and various teacher training colleges in Norway and Scandinavia.
1984-92 Appointed member of the Norwegian National Commission to Unesco, Education sector. Norwegian official representative at Unesco’s General Assembly (three times)
Since 1985, Writer, member of Norwegian non-ficton writers’ association.
1993-94 Adviser to special education team in Oslo
1994-95 Programme director and professor, Right to Live Association, Cairo, Egypt
1995 - 97 Part time lecturer and advisor , Right to Live Association, Cairo
1995—1999 Associate professor University of Oslo, Department of Special education, Faculty of Education.
1996-2000 Coordinator (NUFU project) for establishing a Master Degree project at the University of Addis Ababa.
1999 Short time lecturer at the University of Addis Ababa, Faculty of Education.
Since 1999 Full time independent consultant, writer, researcher, lecturer, evaluator
2000-2001 Consultant to special education team in Oslo (bydel Gamle Oslo)
2002-2014 Lectures in special education, multicultural communication and indigenous education at UiO, various Teacher training colleges and conferences
2009-2014 External academic advisor to Oslo University College (HiO)
2004-2010 Member of Operation Day’s work expert group
2011-2012 Academic consultant to the Environmental Association (Naturvernforbundet) on education projects.
2014 Presenter at international conference on minority issues at University of Tromsø.
2014-2015 Lecturer at Hio and Univ of Tromsø on counselling and multicultural perspectives. 

Consultancies, evaluations 1999-2010

Norwegian organisations

1997-1998 Save the Children Norway, Mozambique
1998 Save the Children UK, Mozambique
1999, 2004, 2007 NORAD (Norwegian agency for development cooperation). Angola (twice), Indonesia (1 )
2000-2005 Norwegian Refugee Council. (Angola (3 times), Southern Caucasus, Burundi (twice), Congo, Sierra Leone
2000-2004 Save the children, Norway (5 times)
2001-2010 Rainforest foundation Norway (6 times)
2003 OD Operation Day’s work, (Kenya)
2006-2007 The Norwegian Burma committee, North Thailand (twice)
2008 Steenbuch Foundation (South Africa)
2009-2010 Atlas alliance (Tanzania)
2010 Norwegian Church Aid (Brazil) 


2000 UNICEF/NRC Angola
2002-2003 UNHCR team leader, evaluation of GTZ education programme for Afghan refugees in Pakistan
2004 Unesco Thematic study. Management of teachers in emergencies. 

Other non-governmental organisations

2006 Swedish Afghanistan Committee , Afghanistan
2009 Concern Worldwide, Angola 



Articles in books

Selected articles 1981-2002


Unpublished articles/papers

Selected research reports

Selected evaluation/consultation reports

Education is our hope for the future (Educacao e a nossa esperanca para o futuro).Evaluation (in English and Portuguese) of seminars for teachers in the district of Guro, Manica province. November 1997 Redd Barna, Mozambique
- Reaching children-out-of-school. A study on non formal basic education in Mozambique. Redd Barna, Moz. 1998
- «They are our children». A study on basic education in Angola. NORAD. December 1999
- Memo on Mediating Learning Experience (MLE). Save the Children Norway. Oslo. February 2000
- Evaluation of Teacher Emergency Package in Angola. The Norwegian Refugee Council and UNICEF. June 2000
- Guidelines for Evaluation of Education projects in emergency situations. The Norwegian Refugee Council. March 2001.
- An inclusive, relevant and developmental basic education for all. Final report in Save the Children Norway’s global evaluation of their basic education program. September 2001.
- Evaluation of Human Rights Education in Southern Caucasus. Norwegian Refugee Council. February 2002
- Evaluation of GTZs BEFARe programme in Pakistan. UNHCR. 2002 (Together with Ekanayake, S.B. and Bude, U.)
- Report on evaluation of ISA/FOIRNs integrated project in Rio Negro, Amazonas, (Norwegian-Brazilian team) The Norwegian Rainforest Foundation. 2004
- Midterm review of the programme “Quality improvement of Education for children with visual impairment in Indonesia”. Norad, 2004
- Evaluation of TEP in DR Congo. The Norwegian Refugee Council. 2005.
- Unity and diversity. Evaluation of NHEC. The Norwegian Burma committee. 2006
- Evaluation of the Escolas de Professores do Futuro in Bie Province, Angola. 2007. Norad.
- An experience of Authorship. Evaluation of indigenous education programme in Acre, Brazil (together with Luciano Padrao) Rainforest Norway. 2007.(cf www.norad.no)
- Education for all – also in rural areas? An assessment of education and living conditions in Cachingues, Angola. Concern Worldwide 2009.
- External evaluation of the OD programme Combating Human Trafficking in Brazil. Norwegian Church Aid. 2010. (together with Luciano Padrao) (cf. www.norad.no)