Ben Piper

Ben Piper

Senior Director
Africa Education for RTI International

Benjamin Piper is the Senior Director, Africa Education for RTI International based in Nairobi. He provides support to large scale education projects across sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Dr. Piper was previously the Chief of Party of the Kenyan national literacy program called Tusome, the set of RCTs in Kenya called PRIMR, and the National Tablets Programme. He is currently the Principal Investigator for Learning at Scale, a multi-country study of highly effective large-scale education programs with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and an external evaluation of programs increasing playful pedagogy at large scale with funding from the Lego Foundation. He is also the PI for Science of Teaching, an effort funded by the Gates Foundation to increase what is known about the technical details of how to improve pedagogy at large scale. Dr. Piper has a doctorate in international education from Harvard Graduate School of Education and Masters’ degrees in international education policy and school leadership from Harvard Graduate School of Education and Furman University, respectively. He has lived in East Africa since 2007 and current lives in Nairobi.

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