ADEA News Briefs, May 2014

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

Dear readers,

This month, we draw your attention to the following

  • ●  The Ministerial Conference  on Youth Employment, the first major regional event organized by ADEA’s Inter-Country Quality Node  on Technical and Vocational Skills Development (ICQN -TVSD), will take place in Abidjan, July 21 to 23, 2014.
  • ●  ADEA’s Working Group on Mathematics and Science Education is being transformed into an Inter-Country Quality Node (ICQN). The ICQN-MSE will be led by Kenya’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology and will continue to be supported by JICA. It will also involve other key partners such as the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in order to enhance its impact on the development of high level scientific and technological skills in Africa.

In « Resources and Knowledge », you will find country studies published by ADEA’s Task Force in ICT.  Also featured are the recently launched Common African Position (CAP) on the Post 2015 Development Agenda and AfDB’s Human Capital Development Strategy, two strategy documents which ADEA will have a close look at as it deploys its own activities.

You will also notice several news briefs related to girls’ education. There is still some way to go before girls are on an equal footing with boys, as the recent abduction of school girls in Nigeria shows. With this in mind, ADEA wishes all the best to Hendrina Dorova, recently nominated Executive Director of FAWE.  

The Editor
ADEA Secretariat



Ministerial Meeting on Youth Employment

(Abidjan, July 21-23, 2014)

ADEA’s Inter-Country Quality Node on Technical and Vocational Skills Development (ICQN-TVSD) is actively preparing its first major regional event that will address the crucial issue of youth employment in Africa.

The “2014 Ministerial Conference on Youth Employment: How to Improve, Through Skills Development and Job Creation, Access of Africa’s Youth to the World of Work” will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, on July 21-23, 2014.

The conference will start with a one-day experts’ meeting. The ministerial meeting will adopt a Regional Action Plan (2014-2017) for youth employment. It will also adopt the ICQN-TVSD’s work program (2014-2017)… Read more

More on conference web site:

40th Session of the ADEA Steering Committee reflects on future and celebrates 25th Anniversary

ADEA held the 40th Session of its Steering Committee in Tunis, May 14-17, 2014. About 70 members were present, including Ministers or high officials representing Ministries of Education ... Read more

ADEA Working Group on Maths and Science transforms into ICQN

The ADEA Steering Committee, which held its 40th Session in Tunis, May 15-17, 2014, approved the transformation of ADEA’s Working Group on Maths and Science Education... Read more

ADEA to conduct Peer Reviews in Ghana and Mozambique

The ADEA Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support (WGEMPS) together with the ECOWAS Commission and the SADC Secretariat have begun preparations to... Read more

ADEA presents results of AU EMIS meeting at UIS workshop for Anglophone Africa

ADEA WGEMPS participated in the UNESCO Institute of Statistics (UIS) Regional Workshop on Education Statistics for Anglophone Africa in Harare from the 26th – 29th of May 2014... Read more

FAWE Rwanda and the Mastercard Foundation launch a scholars program for girls in Rwanda

May 20, 2014,  FAWE Rwanda launched a ten year national level scholarship program in Rwanda in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program... Read more

FAWE and Intel partner to reward girls excelling in science, maths and technology

FAWE's regional office in partnership with INTEL (UK) is hosting a Science and Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) competition across 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa... Read more


ADEA condemns abduction of schoolgirls in Nigeria


ADEA condemns recent abduction of schoolgirls held captive in Nigeria and the threat put on parents who send their children to school... Read more

Staff and Members

Ms. Hendrina Doroba is appointed Executive Director of FAWE

Mrs. Doroba brings in many years of leadership in teaching and social development work, with a primary focus on education. She has been working with FAWE since 2007... Read more


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Resources and Knowledge

ADEA Resources

The Integration of ICT into Education and Training Systems in Africa

    Ministerial Meeting on Youth Employment, web site:

▀ ADEA Channel on YouTube

Other Resources

The AfDB's Human Capital Strategy2014–2018

Common African Position (CAP) on the Post 2015 Development Agenda

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


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

Fourth Meeting of the International Steering Group (ISG) for the UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development Paris, France, June 24-25, 2014

  High-Level Event on Education Post-2015 Brussels, Belgium, June 25, 2014

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