to the website of the 2008 Biennale on Education in Africa
ADEA's Biennale on Education in Africa will be held on May 5-9,
2008 in Maputo, Mozambique, at the Joaquim Chissano International
Beyond Primary Education: Challenges of and Approaches to Expanding
Learning Opportunities in Africa
ADEA's Biennale Meetings are the high point of the activities and life
of the Association. The main objective of the meetings is to encourage
and sustain frank and open discussions between African ministers of
education, development agencies, and other education professionals.
These discussions are vital for ADEA as they help to guide the Association's
future actions, dialogue being one of the keys towards sowing the seeds
for better understanding and progress.
The 2008 Biennale of Education will be held in Maputo, Mozambique, May
5-9, 2008. The venue will be the Joaquim Chissano International Conference
In light of the significant progress Africa has made toward achieving
universal primary education, the 2008 Biennale will focus on post-primary
education and training, one of the greatest challenges facing African
education systems today. The 2008 Biennale will present to the African
educational community the most recent tools, knowledge and practices
that are liable to bring continent-wide progress in post-primary education.
As with previous Biennale Meetings, the event will be attended by a
large number of stakeholders involved in the development of education
in Africa: African Ministers of Education and senior officials; senior
representatives from bilateral and multilateral cooperation and development
agencies; regional and sub-regional organizations; non-governmental
organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs); and education
researchers and professionals.
About 500 people are expected to attend the meeting. The Biennale is
organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Culture
of Mozambique and the Government of Mozambique, which has graciously
offered to host the Biennale of Education in Maputo.