ADEA bids farewell to its former Executive Secretary, Mr. Ahlin Byll-Cataria

Following his retirement from active service as the Executive Secretary of ADEA, the members of the ADEA Steering Committee and Staff at the ADEA Secretariat in Tunis, and the Working Groups based in various regions of Africa bid farewell to their former Executive Secretary on Friday December 13, 2013.  

Representatives from various constituencies of ADEA including the ADEA Secretariat, the Working Groups, the Bureau of Ministers, and the development cooperation agencies praised Mr. Byll-Cataria for his profound commitment to education in Africa as well as his outstanding contribution to work of ADEA. The ADEA Chair, Mr. Dzingai Mutumbuka in paying tribute to Mr. Byll-Cataria cited his exemplary achievements during his tenure of office.  Particularly notable is Mr. Byll-Cataria’s leadership in leading the work for ADEA’s 2012 Triennale on “Critical knowledge, skills and qualifications for Africa’s development” and, stemming from it, the paradigm shifts recommended for African education and training systems.     

 Ahlin Byll-Cataria was actively involved in ADEA for numerous years. In addition to being ADEA’s Executive Secretary between August 2008 and September 2013, he was also Chair of ADEA between 2001 and 2006 and, prior to that, DDC’s representative on the ADEA Steering Committee. 

ADEA is currently finalizing the process for the recruitment of a new Executive Secretary.