Planning Meeting of the Inter Country Quality Node on Early Childhood Development

8 April 2015 to 10 April 2015

The Ministry of Education and Human Resources, Tertiary Education and Scientific Research, in collaboration with the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Working Group on Early Childhood Development (WGECD) is organising a Planning Meeting of the Inter Country Quality Node on ECD (ICQN-ECD) from 8 to 10 April 2015 in Mauritius.

The objectives of the meeting are to:

  • articulate the vision and mandate of the ICQN and facilitate a smooth migration of the ECD Working Group to the new  ICQN-ECD platform
  • define the role and articulation between the decision-making, coordinating and executing organs of the ICQN-ECD 
  • prepare the guidelines for the drafting of a Strategic Plan, inclusive an  Action Plan,  for the ICQN for the period 2015-2017 
  • facilitate the technical handing over from UNESCO to Mauritius

The meeting is expected to yield the following deliverables:

  • MoU between ADEA, WGECD and ICQN-ECD on the hosting Agreement finalized.
  • Parameters for the integration of activities of the ADEA Working Group ECD within the ICQN-ECD laid down. 
  • Roles and functions of the various organs of the ICQN (Steering Committee, Coordination Committee and Secretariat) defined.
  • The Terms of reference of an Expert Group in support of the ICQN-ECD Africa worked out.
  • Detailed guidelines  for a Strategic Plan for the ICQN-ECD 2015-2017 drafted, in line with  the ADEA's Strategic Plan
  • Plan for mobilisation of resources (human, material, financial) milestoned for successful implementation of the first phase of the Strategic Plan, formulated.