ADEA News Briefs, July - August 2014

Version française de ce bulletin : Brèves de l'ADEA, juillet - août 2014

Dear readers,

In this Bulletin, ADEA is pleased to report the successful outcome of the Ministerial Conference on “How to Provide Youth with the Skills and Training for Jobs” organized by the ICQN on Technical and Vocational Skills Development (ICQN-TVSD). Twenty-five Ministers for Employment and Vocational Training made it to the conference, shared strategies and experiences and developed and endorsed a Plan of Action for Inter-Country Cooperation to strengthen training and youth employment in Africa.

The conference – which follows up on ADEA’s Triennale on Critical Knowledge, Skills and Qualifications for Africa’s Sustainable Development (Ouagadougou, February 2012) – was also an opportunity to assess to what extent countries are implementing the paradigm shift from TVET to TVSD [see the interviews and ADEA Blog article by Georges Afeti and Ayele Adubra].  

The bulletin also highlights ADEA’s ongoing contribution to education policy and system analysis and assessment through Peer Reviews conducted throughout the continent (currently in Burkina Faso, Congo, Ghana and Mozambique). ADEA also assists the development of national policies and regional frameworks: here we highlight the first African education sector peace education policy just finalized in Kenya with the participation of ADEA and the support provided to develop action and monitoring plans for the AU's African Youth Decade.

Finally, we draw your attention to the Education Research in Africa Award. The 2014/2015 competition is open. Please help spread the word!     

Best regards,

The ADEA Secretariat, August 29, 2014



Ministerial Conference on Skills for Youth Adopts Declaration and Plan of Action

The Conference of Ministers on “Providing the African Youth with Skills and Training for Jobs”, which took place in Abidjan July 21-25, 2014 concluded with the signing of a Declaration and the adoption of a plan of action.  

The Declaration, signed by 25 African Ministers of employment and vocational training or their representatives, sets out the decisions made by the Conference, which adopted two plans: an action plan for inter-country cooperation and the ICQN-TVSD’s development plan for the 2014-2017 period... Read more

See the Ministers’ Declaration

See website with documents, interviews and country studies

ADEA in Action

ADEA, AfDB and KOAFEC launch the 2014/2015 Education Research Award

The competition for the 3rd and 4th editions of the Education Research in Africa Award (ERAA) is now open.The Award aims to promote high quality education research, produced by... Read more   Download the Call for Proposals

ADEA helps Kenya develop policy on peace education

Kenya’s Ministry of Education, Science and Technology (MOEST) has just finalized and endorsed the very first education sector policy on peace education formulated by an African country...Read more

Kenya prepares event to launch ICQN on Maths and Science Education

The Coordinator of ADEA's ICQN on Mathematics and Science Education (ICQN-MSE) is working with Kenya's Strengthening of Mathematics and Science Education,... Read more

Peer reviews continue in Burkina Faso and Congo

The Working Group on Non-Formal Education  (WGNFE) participated in two field missions in July 2014, in Burkina Faso and Congo Brazzaville, as part of the peer reviews... Read more

WGEMPS assists ECOWAS for EMIS Peer Review in Ghana

August 25-29, 2014, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) will conduct a Peer Review on the implementation of the ECOWAS EMIS Norms and Standards in Ghana... Read more

WGEMPS facilitates an EMIS Peer review in Mozambique

In August 18-22, 2014, a team from the ADEA Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support (WGEMPS) facilitated a peer review of the Education... Read more


ADEA participates in AU Workshop to draft African Youth Decade Action Plan and monitoring framework

August 11-15, 2014, ADEA participated in a five-day writing workshop organized by the Youth Division of the African Union’s Department of Human Resource and Science and Technology... Read more

WGECD attends meetings of the Consultative Group on ECD

July 21-25, 2014, ADEA's Working Group on Early Childhood Development (WGECD) took part in the meetings of the Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care... Read more

AUC and Kenya sign MoU to improve Maths and Science Education

On July 8, 2014, African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, Dr. Martial De-Paul Ikounga and Kenya’s Cabinet Secretary for Education,... Read more 


This month’s video

Youth Representative Speaks at the Ministerial Conference on Providing the African Youth with Skills and Training for Jobs 


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▀ Skilling Africa: The Paradigm Shift to Technical and Vocational Skills Development


Resources and Knowledge

ADEA Resources

 Ministerial Meeting on Youth Employment 

Education Research in Africa Award (ERAA)

▀ ADEA Channel on YouTube

Other Resources

Kenya's Policy on Peace Education

AU African Youth Charter 

Report on ECCD, Productivity Commission of the Australian government

Newsletter July 2014 - Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) Education Network

  Web Edu TV: movies and exchange platform on education in sub-Saharan Africa


2nd High Level Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation in Africa, Rabat, Morocco, October 11-17, 2014

▀  The 4th Capacity and Network Project (CANP4) for East Africa, Dar es-Salaam, Tanzania, September 1-12, 2014

International Literacy Day, Paris, France, September 8, 2014

▀ 2014 KOAFEC Ministerial Conference: Economic Transformation for Shared prosperity, Seoul, South Korea, October 20-23, 2014

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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.

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