Quality Node on Peace Education draws work plan for 2014

The ADEA Inter-Country Quality Node for Peace Education (ICQN/PE) held a technical meeting in Nairobi from November 26 to 29, 2013, for the ICQN’s focal points in African ministries of education. The meeting firmly established the ICQN as a mechanism for intergovernmental coordination and collaboration. It attracted some 40 participants, from Botswana, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda.

A number of experiences with peace education programs were shared:

  • The experiences of Botswana, Botswana, Burundi, Côte d’Ivoire, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Somalia, South Sudan and Uganda concerning the integration of peace education programs were presented;
  • Kerstin Tebbe, deputy director of the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE), presented a tool for the design and implementation of education programs in contexts of conflict;
  • The University of Nairobi’s Department of Education in Emergencies presented its program of “capacity building for peace-through-education initiatives”.
  • Production of a news bulletin on peace education by the ICQN was also discussed.

Lastly, the meeting set the structure of the ICQN and drew up a plan of activity for the 2014-2017 period. The latter calls for the ICQN to produce a news bulletin, make official appointments of its focal points, create national sections, formulate guidelines on integration of peace education into education programs, and develop monitoring and evaluation tools.

For further information, please contact Mr. Kilemi Mwiria, Coordinator of the ICQN/PE, kilemimwiria@gmail.com