ADEA gears for the Continental Validation Meeting in Egypt prior to its 2017 Triennale

Abidjan, 18th November 2016 - His Excellency Prof. Dr. Ashraf El Shihy, Minister for Higher Education and Scientific Research of the Republic of Egypt, President of the African Union's Specialized Technical Committee on Education, Science and Technology (STC-EST) and Steering Committee Chairperson of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) invited the Association to hold the 2017 Triennale Continental Validation Meeting in Cairo, Egypt from 22nd to 23rd November 2016. The meeting will be followed by the 43rdSession of the ADEA Steering Committee from 24th to 25th November.

The general objective of this continental meeting is to finalize the preparations for the ADEA 2017 Triennale that will take place in Dakar, the Republic of Senegal from 15thto 17th March 2017. The theme of the Triennale is "Revitalizing education towards the 2030 Global Agenda and Africa’s Agenda 2063".

The Egypt continental validation meeting is the culmination of the preparatory work involving the production and presentation of analytical work, online consultations as well as the following regional consultation meetings:

  1. Libreville, Gabon for Central Africa (30th – 31st May), on sub-theme 4 - Building peace and global citizenship through education; 
  2. Dakar, Senegal for West Africa (13th – 14th June), on sub-theme 2 - Promoting science, mathematics, and information and communication technology; 
  3. Rabat, Morocco for North Africa (13th – 14th June), on sub-theme 2 - Promoting science, mathematics, and information and communication technology; 
  4. Luanda, Angola for Southern Africa (27th – 28th July), on sub-theme 3 - Implementing education for African cultural renaissance and pan-African ideals; 
  5. Nairobi, Kenya for East Africa (30th August – 1st September), on sub-theme 1 - Implementing education and lifelong learning for sustainable development. 

The Triennale thematic coordinators and quality assurance experts have consolidated and reviewed the feedback emanating from these regional conferences, together with several contributions to the analytical work – in the form of studies and research reports for each sub-theme – and produced thematic syntheses. This continental meeting in Cairo will focus on assessing the results of the preparatory work done so far, and agree on a roadmap for the remaining work prior to the 2017 Triennale in Marrakesh.


  • Prof. Hany El-Shemy, Dean of Faculty of Agriculture, Cairo University, Egypt. T. +202237742600 / +201110887333 /
  • Mr. Mohamed Hagazy, Media Consultant of Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research of Egypt, T. +201061075000 / 
  • Mr. Stefano De Cupis, Senior Communications Officer, T. +225 20 26 42 61 /
  • Ms. Ramata Almamy Mbaye, Senior External Relations and Strategic Partnership Officer, T. +225 20 26 55 59 /
  • Mr. Lawalley Cole, ADEA’s Working Group on Communication for Education and Development (WGCOMED) Coordinator, T. +251 11 551770 Ext. 4198 /

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