Dr James Keevy is a policy researcher that works in the education and training sector. He has conducted and overseen various initiatives related to national, regional and international qualifications frameworks in Africa, and also, further afield.
His research into qualifications, the recognition of learning, and the professionalisation and migration of teachers has been published and presented widely. Until recently, James has been based at the South African Qualifications Authority, where he was the Director for International Liaison.
From September 2014 he took over the role of Chief Executive Officer at JET Education Services which is an independent non-governmental organisation founded in 1992. His responsibilities at JET include working with government, the private sector, international development agencies and education institutions to improve the quality of education, and the relationship between education, skills development and the world of work.