History

Founded in 1997, Miske Witt & Associates Inc. is an independently woman-owned consulting firm based in St. Paul, Minnesota that works collaboratively with international partners to promote and enhance quality and equity

in education systems internationally. MWAI has extensive experience in project design and implementation, needs assessment, research, and monitoring and evaluation; in language of instruction issues; and in education standards, policy development, and system change.

MWAI President and founder, Shirley Miske, Ph.D., has, over the years, consulted on programs of educational quality, gender and equity, teacher professional development, and literacy for work in Malawi, Zambia,

Ghana, Pakistan, Guatemala, Peru, and over 30 other countries. Miske Witt teams have worked with UNICEF, UNESCO, the USAID, the Inter-American Development Bank, the World Bank, CARE USA, and other international non-governmental organizations such as Aga Khan Foundation and Save the Children-USA.

The scope and reach of the firm has grown significantly over the last 15 years and includes work in Central, East, and South Asia; sub-Saharan and North Africa; the Caribbean; Central and South America; the Middle East; and Central and Eastern Europe.

In 2007 MWAI joined with Seward Incorporated of Minneapolis and with the University of Minnesota’s College

of Education and Human Development to form the Minnesota International Development Education Consortium (MIDEC). This partnership expands the breadth and depth of Miske Witt’s organizational capacity to respond

to education issues worldwide.