ADEA News Briefs, April 2014

Version française de ce bulletin : Brèves de l'ADEA, avril 2014

Dear readers,

This month’s bulletin puts the spotlight on ADEA’s partnership with the African Union and on ADEA activities focused on Africa’s youth.

The Memorandum of Understanding with the African Union Commission (AUC), initially signed in 2008, was renewed on March 24, 2014. Since 2008, ADEA’s collaboration with the AUC has become more extensive, and COMEDAF VI provided the occasion to showcase this partnership, namely through the joint launch of two series of publications, to which the press was invited.

Several activities were focused on the youth:

-    The ICQN-TVSD held a workshop on workforce integration strategies developed by 26 African countries.

-    ADEA also held a Forum on education for youth skills development in Liberia, where more than 85% of young people are unemployed.

-    ADEA has also joined the OIF and other partners to create an international platform for French-speaking youth.

The lessons learned from these activities will be shared at the Forum on Youth and Employment which will be organized by the ICQN-TVSD in Abidjan in September 2014.

Lastly, our congratulations to Mauritius, who is taking charge of early childhood development (ECD) and has just set up a Secretariat for the Inter-Country Quality Node on ECD within its Ministry of Education and Human Resources.

The ADEA Secretariat


ADEA and the African Union Commission (AUC) launch two series of publications during COMEDAF VI

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) launched two series ... Read more

ICQN on Early Childhood Development (ECD) set ups Secretariat

ADEA is pleased to announce that the Secretariat for the Inter-Country Quality Node (ICQN) on Early Childhood Development has been set up... Read more

ICQN on TVSD holds seminar on youth employment

The ADEA Inter-Country Quality Node on Technical and Vocational Skills Development (ICQN/TVSD) organized an “Inter-Country Seminar on Youth Employment... Read more

ADEA participates in the creation of an international platform for Francophone youth

On April 28 and 29, 2014, ADEA took part in a workshop on the creation of an international platform for Francophone youth networks... Read more

ADEA participates in DAAD roundtable on higher education

ADEA’s Acting Executive Secretary participated in an Expert Roundtable on higher education organized by The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in Johannesburg... Read more

WGECD sets up ECD network in Senegal

From April 9 to 11, 2014, the ADEA Working Group on Early Childhood Development in Africa (WGECD), in partnership with UNICEF, held a workshop in Dakar... Read more

African Governments called upon to provide adequate resources for EMIS in Africa

The African Union Restricted Technical Committee on Education Management Information Systems (EMIS) has called upon African Governments to heed seriously to EMIS in Africa... Read more

WGMSE joins ICMI to strengthen mathematics education in East Africa

The Coordinator of WGMSE Mr. Patrick Aluma Kogolla has joined the International Commission of Mathematics Instruction (ICMI) as a member of the local organizing committee... Read more

ADEA organizes Forum on Skills Development in Monrovia

ADEA’s Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support (WGEMPS)  helped organize a Policy Dialogue Forum on Skills Development convened by Liberia's... Read more

WGECD supports a study on early childhood intervention

Since February, WGECD has been supporting the Open Society Foundation, the International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI) and the RISE Institute for the... Read more


ADEA and the African Union Commission renew Memorandum of Understanding

March 25, the African Union Commission and ADEA renewed the Memorandum of Understanding initially signed in 2008. An Official Ceremony for the Signing of the MoU was organized ... Read more

Staff and Members

ADEA welcomes new Alternate Chair and new members in Bureau of Ministers

COMEDAF VI elected a new Bureau in Yaoundé. As a result, ADEA’s Bureau of Ministers – which includes all members of the COMEDAF Bureau* – welcomes a new Chair and two new Ministers... Read more



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Resources and Knowledge

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Africa ECD Voice

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  Web Edu TV: movies and exchange platform on education in sub-Saharan Africa


40th Session of the ADEA Steering Committee, Tunis, Tunisia, May 15-17, 2014

African Development Bank Group (AfDB) 2014 Annual Meetings: "The next 50 Years: The Africa we want"Kigali, Rwanda, May 19-23, 2014

AU Education Management Information Systems (EMIS) Technical Meeting , Kampala, Uganda, May 28-30, 2014

▀ Ministerial conference on youth employment, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, July 21-23, 2014

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ADEA (1988-2013)

ADEA was founded in 1988. Since its creation 25 years ago it has grown from a donor-driven platform for coordinating development aid to a vibrant network of African education and training Ministries, bilateral and multilateral development agencies, educational researchers, practitioners and experts, and from Africa and around the world.

Hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) since 2008, ADEA aspires to the vision of high quality education and training geared towards the promotion of critical skills and competencies for Africa’s accelerated and sustainable development.

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