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Ms. Concepcion Pijano 

Concepcion V. Pijano is Chair of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation International Quality Group (CHEA-CIQG) which addresses higher education quality assurance (QA) worldwide. She is also involved as a QA expert in the European Union project on Strengthening Higher Education in the ASEAN Region (EU-SHARE). She was President of the Asia-Pacific Quality Network (APQN) from 2007–2010. Ms. Pijano has served as a consultant in the Asia-Pacific region and Africa in various capacity building projects of the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, the DAAD, UNESCO and UNICEF. On the topic of accreditation and QA she has authored manuals and tools, conducted research and workshop, presented paper and advised governments. She was Executive Director of the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities until April 2018. She earned her master's degree in Public Administration at Pace University in New York, USA.

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