ADEA News Briefs, February 2014

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

Dear readers,

We are happy to launch a revamped ADEA News Briefs bulletin, which we hope you will enjoy reading every month. The new design comes with the celebration of ADEA’s 25 years of contribution to education in Africa, which will continue throughout 2014.

In addition to the news briefs on ADEA activities, the Bulletin now features a calendar of ADEA activities as well as the latest publications and resources produced by ADEA. Other significant knowledge products related to development and education and training issues and published by ADEA’s members and partners are also highlighted.

In this issue, ADEA is pleased to make available to you the report of the Ministerial Forum on the Integration of ICTs in Education and Training, which took place in Tunis last December. Articles and films of the most significant panels, debates and interviews can also be viewed via the Forum’s dedicated webzine and on YouTube.

Comments on the News Briefs bulletin are welcome, please help us improve it to make it worthwhile for you!

The ADEA Secretariat


Quality Node on TVSD prepares a regional event on youth employment

The Inter-Country Quality Node on Technical and Vocational Skills Development (ICQN/TVSD) is organizing a regional meeting on youth employment, to be held in Abidjan  ... Read more

International Mother Language Day: ADEA highlights effectiveness of mother tongue instruction and bilingual education

February 21, 2014, International Mother Language Day was the occasion for ADEA to celebrate the richness of Africa’s linguistic heritage... Read more

ADEA supports entrepreneurship training of youth in Cameroun

ADEA, in partnership with the African Development Institute of the African Development Bank (ADI/AfDB), provided technical and financial support to the Association Jeunesse Verte du Cameroun ... Read more

ADEA publishes report of the Ministerial Forum on ICT integration in education

The report of the First African Ministerial Forum on ICT Integration in Education and Training is now available. The forum was organized by ADEA, the AfDB, UNESCO, the OIF and Intel ... Twitter | Facebook   Read more

ADEA is on YouTube

ADEA has just created a channel on YouTube, with the aim, as always, of promoting and facilitating the transformation of education and training to ensure the accelerated,... Read more

WGMSE and CEMASTEA review teacher training curriculum in math and science

ADEA’s Working Group on Mathematics and Science Education (WGMSE) is currently working with CEMASTEA staff to review training curriculum and manuals for the JICA sponsored Third Country Training ... Read more

ADEA prepares AU Outlook on Education 2014 reports

ADEA’s Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support (WGEMPS) is actively preparing the African Union’s Outlook on Education 2014 continental and regional reports... Read more

Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe higher education EMIS policy briefs produced with WGEMPS

The Ministries of Higher Education of Burkina Faso and Zimbabwe in collaboration with ADEA WGEMPS have produced policy briefs based on the findings of Institutional Record Keeping and... Read more

ADEA supports WAEMU countries to harmonize training in core occupations

The ministers of the countries of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) decided in July 2012 to pool their efforts to promote 16 future core occupations for the sub-region as a whole... Read more

SADC will present findings of Swaziland EMIS Peer Review

SADC in collaboration with Ministry of Education of Swaziland is planning to hold a one day meeting to present the findings of the Swaziland Education Management Information Systems... Read more

Quality Node on Peace Education draws work plan for 2014

The ADEA Inter-Country Quality Node for Peace Education (ICQN/PE) held a technical meeting in Nairobi from November 26 to 29, 2013, for the ICQN’s focal points in African ministries of education... Read more

WGNFE participates in launching of Web Edu TV

The educational website Web Edu TV dedicated to education in sub-Saharan Africa was launched in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on January 30, 2014.ADEA was represented... Read more

Mission to Côte d’Ivoire focuses on TVSD Quality Node

On January 22 and 23, 2014, Mr. Hamidou Boukary, Officer in charge, ADEA, met in Abidjan with Moussa Dosso, State Minister for Employment, Social Affairs and Vocational Training of Côte d’Ivoire... Read more


AUC brings together partners around its new vision for education in Africa

ADEA attended a Meeting of Partners in Education Development in Africa organized by the African Union Commission (AUC) for Human Resources in Science and Technology (HRST)... Read more


ADEA and AIMS-NEI explore collaboration in science, math and technology

ADEA had the pleasure of greeting Thierry Zomahoun, Executive Director and Mireille Massouka Bih, Director, Partnerships and Public Engagement of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences... Read more

ADEA invited by ERNWACA to help implement its new strategic plan

ADEA attended a donors’ and partners’ meeting organized by the Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA) in Ouagadougou, February 13-14, 2014... Read more


About Staff

Former ADEA Executive Secretary Ahlin Byll-Cataria is knighted by Niger

Mr. Byll-Cataria was decorated with the grade of Knight in the Order of Academic Palms of Niger. The decision of President Mahamadou Issoufou of Niger ... Read more

Resources and Knowledge

ADEA Resources

▀ Report on Ministerial Forum on ICT integration in education and Training in Africa,Tunis, Tunisia, December 9-11, 2013

▀ ADEA Channel on YouTube

Other Resources

▀ Education for All Global Monitoring Report: Teaching and learning: Achieving quality for all

Published by UNESCO

▀ Status report on adolescents and young people in sub-Saharan Africa

Published by UNFPA and PRB

▀ 2014-2018 - Bank Group Gender Strategy

Published by the African Development Bank


▀ Extraordinary session of the ADEA Executive Committee and the Transformational Task Force, Sevres, France, March 17 - 18, 2014

▀ Liberia national policy dialogue on education for youth skills for employment, Monrovia, Liberia, March 26-28, 2014

▀ Experts meeting for the development of policies and strategies to facilitate youth employment, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, March 31st- April 1st, 2014

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

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