Knowledge and Resources

This is a compilation of Knowledge and Resources in the ADEA Network. The sharing of Knowledge is an important strategic objective of the ADEA. The social capital of all of stakeholders in Education in Africa is developed through exchange of information and the sharing of knowledge within and outside the ADEA network. This section provides a wide range of articles, books, and documents that relate to the development of education and training produced and published in the ADEA network.


This bi-annual CESA Journal provides the platform to engage all stakeholders and highlight reflections, debates, activities and innovative interventions for strength- ening education and training towards the “Africa We Want”.

The last session of the Specialised Tech- nical Committee on Education, Science and Technology held in Cairo, Egypt from the 21st–23rd of October, 2017 commended progress made in CESA implementation, and took decisions on a range of matters, including Girls and Women’s Education, School Feeding, the Pan African Universi- ty as well as African Writers and Teacher Development.

I take this opportunity to extend an open invitation to participate in CESA activities, join existing Clusters and create new CESA Clusters as well.

In the second half of 2018, many excit- ing activities are already scheduled that will have far reaching impact across the

Dans le cadre de ses activités éditoriales et de son soutien à l’évènement Conakry capitale mondiale du livre 2017, les Éditions Ganndal ont organisé un colloque portant sur « Les défis de la promotion et de la distribution des livres en langues africaines ». Le colloque s’est déroulé du 27 au 28 novembre 2017 et s’est tenu dans les locaux de l’INRAP à Donka (Conakry), en marge du premier Salon international du livre de jeunesse de Conakry.

Le colloque a réuni des représentantes et représentants de maisons d’édition privées, des membres d’ONG d’éducation ainsi que des professionnels provenant de la Côte d’Ivoire, de la Guinée, du Niger et du Sénégal dont les activités sont axées sur les publications dans les langues nationales.

The African Union Heads of State and Government, during their Twenty-Sixth Ordinary Session on 31st January 2016 in Addis Ababa, adopted the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25) as the framework for transforming education and training systems in Africa, as called for in Agenda 2063. Since then, much has been done by stakeholders to popularize CESA and develop implementable plans, through the CESA Thematic Clusters. It gives me much pleasure to express appreciation to the Member States, RECs and Education Development Agencies who have taken up ownership of this collective agenda.

This report follows up the first Generation 2030 Africa report, published in August 2014, which outlined pivotal changes in Africa’s child demographics. The new report features population projections showing that by 2050, the continent will account for 42 per cent of all global births and almost 40 per cent of all children under 18. The report presents modelling indicating that if African nations invest in this growing population of children and young people – particularly in their education – and adopt economic policies that foster new jobs, the continent as a whole could see per capita incomes increase up to four-fold. The first, crucial step to achieving this demographic dividend will be to close the gaps that exist within Africa's health and education systems.

The Working Group on Books and Learning Materials (WGBLM) of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) has partnered with Alford Books Publishers to offer all schools across Africa exciting supplementary reading materials. 

A major objective of the WGBLM is to advocate for the development and nurturing of a reading habit because reading is a fundamental skill without which education attainment will be difficult. We invite everybody and especially educators, teachers, parents and students to download for free these interesting and educative e-Books to develop and sustain a reading habit among children, pupils and students. 

Remember: Today a reader, tomorrow a leader!

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UNESCO’s 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report highlights the responsibility of governments to provide universal quality education and stresses that accountability is indispensable in achieving this goal. The Report warns that disproportionate blame on any one actor for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, widening inequality and damaging learning. 

Accountability in education: meeting our commitments, the second in the GEM Report series, which monitors progress towards the internationally agreed Sustainable Development Goal for Education (SDG4), looks at the different ways people and institutions can be held accountable for reaching that goal, including regulations, testing, monitoring, audits, media scrutiny, and grass root movements.

See more at http://gem-report-2017.unesco.org

Compilation of documents produced by the Inter-Country Quality Node on Peace Education (ICQN-PE) in 2017

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It is with immense pleasure and satisfaction that I am presenting the first issue of the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25) Journal. Indeed, in a continent with as many ambitions as those expressed inCESA’s mission, the stakes arehigh and we could not shy away from our responsibility to step up to the challenge of defining our own objectives vis-à-vis the future we want and in so doing, position ourselves against the global development agenda and goals. 

This bi-annual Journal will be the opportunity to highlight CESA activities that are carried out across the continent in support of education and training; as well as the platform to engage with and draw attention to the reflections and opinions of experts, students, parents and other key stakeholders at the national, regional, continental and international levels.

H.E. Dr. Martial De-Paul Ikounga

Education is an inalienable right of every human being. It promises to free all citizens from the shackles of ignorance, poverty, and disempowerment, and endow them with the capacity to be architects of their own destiny, and catalysts of entrepreneurship, innovation and global citizenship. Education promises to “inherently and instrumentally” improve human capacity, dignity, and individual wellbeing without which there can be no meaningful national development, social progress, and the transformation of the world.

Compilation of documents produced by ADEA in 2016

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