ADEA launches its regional consultative meetings in preparation of the 2017 Triennale

Opening ceremony
Copyright: Ministry of Education and Professional Training, Gabon / Photo editing: ADEA

The ADEA 2017 Triennale – known to be ADEA’s flagship event and one of the most important global events on education and training in Africa – will be held in Marrakesh, Kingdom of Morocco from 15th to 17th March 2017. The theme of the Triennale is: “Revitalizing education towards the 2030 Global Agenda and Africa’s Agenda 2063”.

As part of the preparations for the Triennale, a series of regional consultations have been planned to be held in the five regions of the African continent as follows:

  • Gabon, 30th - 31st May 2016 (Central African Region) on building peace and global citizenship through education.
  • Senegal, 13th – 14th June 2016 (West African Region) on promoting science, mathematics, and information and communication technology.
  • Morocco, 13th – 14th July 2016 (North African Region) on promoting science, mathematics, and information and communication technology.
  • Angola, 27th – 28th July 2016 (South African Region) on implementing education for African cultural renaissance and pan-African ideals.
  • Kenya, 30th August – 1st September 2016 (East African Region) on implementing education and lifelong learning for sustainable development.

The consultative meeting for the Central African Region, which was the first of the series, was held on 30th – 31st May 2016 under the leadership of the Minister of Culture, Hon Paulette Mengue m’Owono, the Deputy Minister of Education and Vocational Training, from Gabon Hon Janvier Nguema Mboumba with the participation of key stakeholders namely ministers, members of the Parliament, civil society organizations, federation of the associations of parents, intergovernmental institutions, and development cooperation agencies from the central African region (e.g. UNICEF, UNESCO) as well as the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) office in Gabon.

The Minister of Culture, Arts and Civic Education was really proud on behalf of the Prime Minister of Gabon, Head of Government, to launch and officially open the Consultative meeting for the Central African Region on building peace and global citizenship through education (Sub-theme no.4 of the ADEA 2017 Triennale), in preparation of the upcoming Triennale.

ADEA’s delegation – composed of Mr. Mamadou Ndoye, Former Minister of Education of Senegal and coordinator of the Triennale 2017, Ms Mary Kangethe, coordinator of the ICQN on Education for Peace and Ms. Ramata Almamy Mbaye, ADEA’s Senior External Relations and Strategic Partnerships officer – also took this important opportunity to stress the role as well as the prominent place Gabon plays in the network of the Association, especially thanks to the Deputy Minister Hon Janvier Nguema Mboumba whose political and professional leadership is recognized at continental and international level.

Lastly, Ramata Almamy Mbaye, before closing her intervention, reiterated the ADEA’s wish of having H.E. President Ali Bongo Ondimba joining the Heads of State who will sit in the panel of the leaders at the ADEA 2017 Triennale.