Alex Palacios

Alex Palacios
Chief of Staff, Global Partnership for Education

Alejandro J. (Alex) Palacios serves as Chief of Staff for the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). GPE is the only multilateral partnership exclusively devoted to ensuring that all children in the world's poorest countries receive a quality basic education. 

Prior to joining GPE, Alex held key leadership positions in GAVI, the Vaccine Alliance, where he was instrumental in developing the organization as a new model for multi-stakeholder partnership and innovative financing for development. These roles included Director of External Relations and Special Representative of the CEO. GAVI remains the world's leading public-private alliance dedicated to saving children's lives and protecting people's health by increasing equitable use of vaccines. 

Alex also previously served as a long-time senior staff member of the United Nations Children's Fund, UNICEF, and its US affiliate, the US Fund for UNICEF. He worked for UNICEF both in New York and Washington, where he served for seven years as Director of the US Fund's Washington Office. 

During the 1980's Alex worked as a general counsel and attorney advisor for the U.S. Peace Corps and the Inter-American Foundation. 

Alex Palacios is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Federal District Court Bar for the District of Columbia.

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