The 2001 ADEA Biennale on Education in Africa
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Reaching Out, Reaching All--Sustaining Effective Policy
and Practice for Education in Africa
ADEA's Biennial 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 theme of the 2001 Biennial Meeting, to be held at the Arusha International
Conference Centre in Arusha, Tanzania from October 7th to October 11th,
is "Reaching Out, Reaching All--Sustaining Effective Policy and Practice
for Education in Africa."
Previous meetings were held in Manchester, U.K. (1991), Angers, France
(1993), Tours, France (1995), Dakar, Senegal (1997), and Johannesburg,
South Africa (1999).
As with previous Biennial Meetings, the event will be attended by
African Ministers and senior officials together with representatives
from a large number of development agencies as well as selected professionals
and researchers. The Biennale which is organized with Tanzania's Ministry
of Education and Culture will be opened by Vice-President Ally Mohamed
Shein of Tanzania. About 230 people are expected to attend the meeting.
The 2001 Arusha Biennale will continue ADEA's commitment to focus
on what works based on experience on the ground, where the promises
of policy meet the realities of implementation. In this spirit, the
program will explore the theory and practice of "going to scale." Due
to the growing AIDS pandemic in Africa and its effects on education
systems, special attention will be paid to successful strategies in
the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS.