2012 ADEA Triennale – Outcomes to be presented at next AU Summit

ADEA and the government of Burkina Faso organized this important international event from 12-17 February 2012. It took place in Ouagadougou, with the main goal of building a critical mass of human capital , including: (i) citizens capable of bringing about the social, cultural and political changes required for Africa’s sustainable development; (ii) workers with skills that raise productivity and boost economic growth; and (iii) a highly qualified human resource that contributes to the production of scientific knowledge and technological innovation and to the development of globally competitive knowledge-based societies.

Three Heads of State from Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast and Niger – and the Minister of Education who represented the President of Rwanda – graced the event where over 1000 participants from other countries across the world engaged in discussions throughout the five days.

To ensure that the Triennale’s results and recommendations bear fruit, 60 per cent of the ADEA Secretariat's – and working groups' – activities for 2012 are devoted to following up the implementation process. ADEA is also relying on the strong determination and commitment shown by the Heads of State present in Ouagadougou to support the follow-up through their political leadership.

The Triennale outcomes will be presented to the next summit of the African Union Heads of State in July 2012. ADEA is counting on the support of all stakeholders in education and training – youth, the private sector, civil society organizations, the regional economic communities, the Diaspora, ADEA’s member cooperation and development agencies, UNESCO, Confemen and many other partners – to embrace the paradigm shift of an integrated and holistic education and training in making the follow up a success.

For more information, visit www.adeanet.org/triennale or contact Hamidou Boukary ([email protected]).