Welcome to the website of the 2012 ADEA’s Triennale on Education and Training in Africa
The 2012 Triennale on Education and Training in Africa
will be held on 12-17 February 2012 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Theme : “Promoting critical knowledge, skills and qualifications for sustainable development in Africa:How to design and implement an effective response through education and training systems?”
ADEA's Triennale (formerly Biennale, see Box 1 below) Meetings are the high point of the activities and life of the Association. The main objective of the meetings is to encourage and sustain frank and open discussions between African ministers of education, development agencies, and other education professionals. These discussions are vital for ADEA as they help to guide the Association's future actions, dialogue being one of the keys towards sowing the seeds for better understanding and progress.
|Box1: From Biennales to Triennales |
Since 1993, ADEA has been organizing continent-wide meetings, known as Biennales, on the development of education and training. Following the Maputo Biennale in 2008, the ADEA Steering Committee decided that these meetings would henceforth be held every three years, and would thus be called Triennales.
The 2012 Triennale on Education and Training in Africa will be held on 12-17 February 2012 in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. This Triennale will pursue and extend the policy dialogue initiated in previous Biennales, particularly the 2008 Biennale in Maputo on the theme of post-primary education. More specifically, the 2012 Triennale will focus on efforts to find answers to the following question: Promoting critical knowledge, skills and qualifications for sustainable development in Africa: how to design and implement an effective response by education and training systems?
As with previous Biennale Meetings, the event will be attended by a large number of stakeholders involved in the development of education in Africa: African Ministers of Education and senior officials; senior representatives from bilateral and multilateral cooperation and development agencies; regional and sub-regional organizations; non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and civil society organizations (CSOs); and education researchers and professionals. The Triennale process will give priority to the exchange of experiences, supporting debates and analyses on existing experiences as well as new experiences and best practices.
The ADEA 2012 Triennale on Education and Training in Africa, is the world's leading event on education in Africa, in terms of both attendance – more than 600 people participated in the last Biennale in Maputo, including sixty African ministers – and the content of the proceedings, which are based on extensive research and consultation by and among stakeholders in education and training. The Triennale is organized in collaboration with with Burkina Faso's Ministry of Education and Literacy and the government of Burkina Faso which has graciously offered to host the Triennale in Ouagadougou.