Conference on employment and use of Contractual Teachers in Primary Education

21 Nov 2004 to 23 Nov 2004

The Bamako conference on contractual teachers took place from 21 to 23 November 2004. It was jointly organized by ADEA, the World Bank, Education International and the Mali Ministry of Education, and brought together representatives of the Ministries of Education, Finance, Employment and the Civil Service, as well as leaders of teacher unions and PTAs in 12 countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger Senegal, Chad and Togo. Also attending were representatives of various development agencies and groups from civil society: CIDA, AFD, AIF, ADB, ILO, CONFEMEN, French Cooperation, GTZ, IIEP, ERNWACA, SDC, UNICEF, UNESCO/IICBA, UQAM, ISSE/Guinea, and CRIFPE of the university of Laval.

The three days of discussion, informed by the data and findings of research, allowed participants to broaden and deepen their exchanges on the challenge of establishing the new category of contractual teachers. 

Conference documents