Rita Bissoonauth is presently a Senior policy officer in Education at the African Union Commission, based in Ethiopia. One of her tasks is to Formulate continental policies, programs and project proposals relating to issues such as Teacher Education, Higher Education, Gender and Culture in the African continent. She has also worked on numerous regional and national projects related to Environmental Education. Her Ph.D. thesis was on developing an framework for evaluating Master programs in Environmental Education using distance education for teacher education.