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ADEA's hopes on International Youth Day 2019

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▸ Published on 12 August 2019

▸ Authors: Albert Nsengiyumva, Stefano De Cupis

Africa is currently the youngest continent in the world. Over the next few decades, young Africans will play a critical role in the social and economic development of the continent. Ensuring they receive a quality education will be key.

▸ Published on 18 July 2019

▸ Authors: Jerome Morrissey

To become more competitive and follow the fast pace of technological innovation globally, developing economies need to re-skill their workforce with the skills for the jobs of the future. Where does Africa’s developing economies fit into this trajectory?

▸ Published on 03 July 2019

▸ Authors: Ibrahim Sanon, Youssouf Ario Maiga

De nombreux pays en Afrique se sont engagés à assurer une éducation équitable, inclusive et de qualité pour tous en vue de réaliser la scolarisation primaire universelle. C’est ainsi que des initiatives, aussi bien formelles que non formelles, ont été prises afin de ne laisser personne à l’écart du système éducatif.

▸ Published on 23 April 2019

▸ Authors: Aliou Sow, Lily Nyariki

Today we celebrate World Book and Copyright Day. The partnership between the ADEA, USAID and the Global Book Alliance aims to ensure children across Africa can access quality texts to read.

▸ Published on 13 March 2019

▸ Authors: Richard Sack

ADEA addressed one aspect of this issue at its 1997 Biennial meeting held in Dakar (Senegal). That meeting, and the book that came out of it, explored the theory and practice of “partnerships” for capacity building and quality improvements in education in Africa.

▸ Published on 11 March 2019

▸ Authors: Raki Bal

It is vital that all countries, relevant intergovernmental bodies, organizations of the United Nations system, relevant non-governmental organisations and all other relevant stakeholders give due consideration to the contribution of play-based learning to develop the knowledge, human capital, capabilities and skills.

▸ Published on 08 March 2019

▸ Authors: Juliet Kimotho

Today we celebrate and recognize all women for their achievements without regard to divisions, and review why investing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics must go hand in hand with addressing the gender equality gap. Happy International Women’s Day!

▸ Published on 22 February 2019

▸ Authors: Rémy Habou

The International Mother Language Day, celebrated each year on 21 February, is an opportunity to promote linguistic and cultural diversity as well as multilingualism. What actions are planned to promote literacy and national languages in Africa? The ADEA Inter-Country Quality Node on Literacy and National Languages (ICQN-LNL) provides an overview of the situation.

▸ Published on 24 January 2019

▸ Authors: Albert Nsengiyumva, Stefano De Cupis

On December 3, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with consensus the resolution 73/25 – co-authored by Nigeria and 58 other Member States – proclaiming January 24 as the International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.

▸ Published on 19 December 2018

▸ Authors: Satu Järvinen

A key challenge in the African continent is the lack of skills. This critical factor has been affecting the growth of companies in a negative way. When companies lack access to skilled labor, their opportunities for growth is severely hindered.

▸ Published on 17 December 2018

▸ Authors: Bénéwendé Bonaventure Segueda, Redouane Assad, Reem Derbala

Education is an important factor that can help improve a country’s situation, with constant adjustments to uncertain educational contexts, new societal demands, new student and teacher profiles, new teaching and learning methods, and the communications and digital revolution.

▸ Published on 15 December 2018

▸ Authors: Richard Sack

When two former European ministers of education discussed their recent government experiences, they emphasized that the need for more effective communication is a major lesson they learned.

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