Igor Lesko

Director of Operations
Location: Port Elizabeth, South Africa

Igor Lesko - Director of OperationsIgor Lesko, originally from Slovakia, has been living in South Africa since 2003. Following his undergraduate studies in European Studies, Igor spent one year at Bard College (NY; USA) in an international exchange programme, made possible through the Open Society Foundations (OSF). He earned 2 M.A. degrees; one in Social Development (2005) plus another in Development Management (2007) from the University of the Western Cape (South Africa) & Ruhr University (Germany) respectively. At present, Igor is Director of Operations for the Open Education Consortium, and a PhD candidate at Open Universiteit Nederland, under the Global OER Graduate Network (GO-GN): an initiative from the UNESCO Chair in OER at the Dutch Open Universiteit, initiated in collaboration with the UNESCO/COL Chair in OER at Athabasca University (Canada): http://go-gn.net/. The focus of his PhD research is on the Impact of International Organizations on Governmental OER policies.

Igor has worked on numerous education projects (national and international) as a researcher, evaluator and a coordinator. His main interests include Open Educational Resources (OER), Open Education and Open Policies, with a growing interest in applying skills in the field of development.

contact: igorlesko@oeconsortium.org
twitter: igor_lesko
skype: igor19805