ADEA News Briefs, November - December 2014

Version française de ce bulletin : Brèves de l'ADEA, novembre - décembre 2014

Dear readers,

2015 is on the doorstep. Looking back, while ADEA had its share of challenges in 2014, we were blessed at the end of the year. First reward: Norway, a member of ADEA between 1997 to 2009 is back! We thank Norway warmly for its support and look forward to its return and participation in the ADEA Steering Committee.

We are also pleased that ADEA and the African Union Commission (AUC) developed a Road Map of joint activities for 2015 because this will no doubt have a positive impact on human capital development in Africa.

In this bulletin, we also thank and congratulate Kenya for a beautiful gift: its first just published Education for Peace policy. We are confident that Kenya will be followed by other countries of the Inter-Country Quality Node on Peace Education (ICQN-PE).

On this note on peace, we wish our members and readers happy holidays and a wonderful New Year. We also address our deepest thanks to our members for their continued support.

 May 2015 bring to you all and to your families peace, love and prosperity!

The Editor


ADEA Steering Committee meets in Addis Ababa

The ADEA Steering Committee held its 41st session in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The meeting approved the 2015 Program and Budget.

The year 2015 will be a watershed year, as it will see the relocation  of ADEA to Abidjan, – where its host institution, AfDB  has transferred back to headquarters – and the adoption of a new organizational structure.

The 2015 program also includes:

  • Launching of the Inter-Country Quality Node on ECD, with Mauritius as the lead country;
  • Holding of the 2nd Ministerial Forum on ICT;
  • Increased collaboration with the African Union;
  • Preparing for the next Triennale, scheduled to take place in 2016.

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Welcome back Norway!

Norway is back as a member of ADEA. A contribution agreement between the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) and ADEA was signed in December 2014. NORAD will support ADEA’s programs through a contribution of 9 Million Norwegian Crowns for the period 2014-2016.

NORAD was a member of ADEA between1997 to 2009.  NORAD’s comeback as a member of the ADEA Steering Committee comes at a time where Norway is giving high priority to education.

It has just published a white paper on education in development and intends to play a key role in advancing education worldwide.

We welcome and extend our thanks to Norway!

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ADEA in Action

Kenya has completed its first education sector policy on peace education

Kenya has completed its education sector policy on peace education with the technical assistance of ADEA and other organizations.... Read more

ADEA coordinates workshop on ECCE at UNESCO World Conference on ESD

ADEA was invited by UNESCO to participate in the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) which took place in Nagoya, Japan, November 10-12, 2014... Read more

Senegal establishes national ECD network

The National Network for Early Childhood Development (ECD) held its constitutive general meeting on October 30 and 31, 2014, at the National Center for Educational Resources in Dakar,... Read more


ADEA and the AUC develop common Road Map

A delegation of ADEA met with the African Union Commission (AUC) on December 6 to develop a common Road Map... Read more

ADEA participates in launching of PIRJEF, a platform for francophone youth during Francophonie Summit 

ADEA is one of the founding members of the International Platform of Francophone Youth Networks (PIRJEF). This platform was launched at... Read more

Universities of Bremen and Tunis el Manar pay visit to ADEA 

Representatives of the University of Bremen and the University of Tunis El Manar paid a visit to ADEA, November 19, 2014 and met... Read more

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ADEA goes ORANGE to end violence against girls and women in school!

ADEA supports the UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign. Many girls in Africa cannot go to school or must leave school early... Read more

Tribute to Cyril Dalais

The passing away of Cyril Dalais last Thursday (November 13) was one of the saddest events to hit the ADEA family in recent years..Read more

Resources and Knowledge

ADEA Resources

Education sector policy on peace education of Kenya

Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) Policy brief (in French only)

Policy brief on Africa’s Progress in reaching the Goals of the Second Decade of Education

▀ ADEA Channel on YouTube

Other Resources

Norwegian White Paper on Education for Development



Teachers in Post-2015 International Education Agenda: policies, practices and tools, Rabat, Morocco, December 15-19, 2014

4th World Forum of Lifelong Learning, Paris, France, February 5-6, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Education Conference 2015, Kigali, Rwanda, February 9-10, 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.

Its programs are implemented by the ADEA Secretariat and by its Working Groups, Task Forces and Inter-Country Quality nodes, which address specific themes and challenges in the education field.

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