ADEA News Briefs, March 2014

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

Dear readers,

This month’s News Briefs feature a number of activities originating from ADEA’s recognized expertise at country, regional and international level.

ADEA is happy to announce the launching of a Peer Review Exercise focused on improving the quality of education in Burkina Faso.

Burkina Faso’s Ministry of Education and Literacy called on ADEA’s Working Group on Non-Formal Education (WGNFE) after it learned how the findings of the Peer Reviews conducted by ADEA in Gabon, Mauritius and Nigeria have been helpful to inform the design of their education reforms [See News Brief and Peer Review Reports in the “Knowledge Resources” section].

ADEA’s Working Groups on Education Management and Policy Support (WGEMPS) and on Mathematics and Science (WGMSE) are providing support to the African Union on several fronts: WGEMPS is actively preparing the AU Outlook reports for the upcoming COMEDAF VI meeting; with InfoDev it is also exploring solutions to enable the direct collection of national statistics and the creation of an African continental database;  WGMSE is working with pilot countries to implement the PACTED program in Mathematics and Science.

ADEA is also happy to report that its Working Group on Early Childhood Development (WGECD) has been given the responsibility of conducting a High Level consultation on ECD in the Africa region. The results will help design the Post 2015 Development Agenda. Also coming from WGECD: the success met in Angola and Nigeria by Bouba and Zaza, now available in Portuguese, Hausa, Fulani and Yoruba, in addition to French and English!

Finally, partnerships are nurtured and strengthened: ADEA and the Africa Society Interest Group (ASIG) presented the Education Research Award in Africa at the 2014 Comparative International Education Society (CIES) conference in Toronto. The ADEA/GESCI partnership is also bearing fruit with another activity as ADEA’s Task Force on ICT and GESCI are working to develop and extend the African Leadership in ICT (ALICT) program in francophone African countries.

The Editor

Activities

Burkina Faso calls on ADEA to conduct a peer review exercise

The ADEA Working Group on Non-Formal Education (WGNFE) and the Burkina Ministry of Education and Literacy (MENA) held a workshop in Ouagadougou, February 17-20, 2013... Read more

WGEMPS and AU explore with DevInfo the direct collection of national statistics from African countries

Over the past years, ADEA’s working group on Education Management and Policy Support (WGEMPS) - appointed by the African Union (AU)’s Human Resource... Read more

WGMSE helps implement PACTED teacher development plan in the area of science, mathematics and technology

When the African Union’s Pan African Conference on Teacher Development (PACTED) process was looking for a continental agency to lead its thematic area of... Read more

WGECD to coordinate high-level consultation on ECD in Africa in view of informing development of Post 2015 agenda

The Working Group on Early Childhood Development (WGECD) has been given responsibility for coordinating consultation in the Africa region to make ECD a priority for the post-2015 development agenda... Read more

Bouba and Zaza series expands and meets great success in Angola and Nigeria

Since November 2013, new publications have been added to the Bouba and Zaza series of children’s books produced by the WGECD and published by... Read more

International Women’s Day: ADEA promotes gender-sensitive educational approaches

International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, offers an opportunity for a reminder that many girls in Africa cannot go to school or must leave school early, for social, cultural ... Read more

ADEA WGEMPS contributes to UNESCO’s publication on Global Citizenship Education

SADC in collaboration with Ministry of Education of Swaziland is planning to hold a one day meeting to present ADEA has been active in the area of peace education since several years... Read more


Partnerships

ADEA presents the Education Research Award in Africa (ERAA) with ASIG at CIES 2014

During the 2014 Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) held on March 9-15 in Toronto, Canada, the CIES Africa Special Interest Group... Read more

ADEA and GESCI partner to extend the African Leadership in ICT program to West African francophone countries

ADEA is partnering with GESCI to extend African Leadership in ICT (ALICT) program in francophone African countries. The joint activity is conducted within the framework of an MoU... Read more

WGECD meets with the American Jewish World Service in New York

The coordinator for the Working Group on Early Childhood Development (WGECD) has met with the American Jewish World Service (AJWS) in New York... Read more

 


 

Resources and Knowledge

ADEA Resources

Reports of ADEA Peer Reviews in Gabon, Mauritius and Nigeria

▀ ADEA Channel on YouTube

Other Resources

▀ Commonwealth Recommendations for the Post-2015 Development Framework for Education

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

 

 


Calendar

AU Education Management Information Systems (EMIS) Technical Meeting, Accra, Ghana, April 5-7, 2014
 

▀ Liberia national policy dialogue on education for youth skills for employment, Monrovia, Liberia, March 26-28, 2014

▀ Experts meeting for the development of policies and strategies to facilitate youth employment, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, March 31st- April 1st, 2014

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

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