AET recruits local staff from the countries where it works and has supported them where appropriate to advance their qualifications in project management, education management and in technical aspects such as curriculum development.
AET also has ongoing relationships with a range of consultants with specialised expertise in different aspects of international development and education. Being able to combine expert local knowledge of the communities and countries we work in with internationally recognised best practise in education, allows us to support innovative types of development interventions not always possible in the fragile states where we work.
AET’s work is overseen by the Senior Management Team who are experts in the areas of project and financial management, education and working in conflict areas.
AET has a small but dedicated team in the UK. Any available positions can be found on our jobs and internships page.
AET is governed by a Board of Trustees who bring a wide range of experience – in education, development, legal affairs, regional history and politics, NGO management, fundraising – to support the work of the organisation.
AET was set up in 1958 by a group of people with different backgrounds, professions and political allegiances who shared a common commitment to helping people in Africa prepare for independence from colonialism. Many were pioneers in their field and some were still at an early stage in their careers.