ADEA News Briefs, June 2014

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

Dear readers,

This month, ADEA is particularly pleased to announce the arrival of Oley Dibba-Wadda, ADEA’s new Executive Secretary. Mrs. Dibba-Wadda took up her post on July 1st.

ADEA also welcomes and congratulates Nigeria who has become a permanent member of ADEA’s Steering Committee and thanks Finland, a long-standing member, for the renewal of its support to ADEA.

Activities and areas we bring more particularly to your attention are:

-    The upcoming Ministerial Conference on “Providing Africa's Youth with Skills and Training for Jobs”, that will take place in Abidjan, July 21-23;
-    The launching of ADEA’s first mobile application on Triennale Follow-Up programs and activities
-    The leading role ADEA’s WG on Education Management and Policy Support (WGEMPS) is assuming and which it has pledged to continue to play in the data revolution, an important priority in the nascent post-2015 development agenda.  

The Editor
ADEA Secretariat


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Oley Dibba-Wadda is Appointed Executive Secretary of ADEA

Oley Dibba-Wadda, ADEA’s newly appointed Executive Secretary, took office as  head of ADEA Secretariat, July 1st, 2014.   

Oley Dibba-Wadda is a strategic analyst and expert in international development policy and programming whose work has focused more particularly on education and gender equality in Africa.

She brings to ADEA her extensive experience in strategic policy development, organizational and program management, policy analysis and leadership management.
 Prior to joining ADEA, she was Executive Director of Femmes Africa Solidarité (FAS),... Read more


ICQN-TVSD gears up for Ministerial Conference on Youth Employment

The Ministerial Conference on Youth Employment organized by ADEA’s ICQN on TVSD will take place in Abidjan, July 21-23, 2014. The Conference will share strategies developed by countries... Read more

ADEA attends the Second GPE Replenishment Conference in Brussels

ADEA attended the Second GPE Replenishment Conference in Brussels, June 25-25, 2014. The Chair of ADEA, Hon. Alim Youssouf Hadidja, Minister of Basic Education of Cameroun... Read more

ADEA WGEMPS presents ADEA at GPE Meeting of the African constituencies

The Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support (WGEMPS) attended the GPE meeting of the Africa Constituencies, which took place in Bujumbura, Burundi,... Read more

ADEA WGECD provides its support to the start-up of ECD ICQN activities

The ADEA Working Group on Early Childhood Development (WGECD) supports the setting up of an ADEA Inter-Country Quality Node on Early Childhood Development (ICQN-ECD) under the leadership of Mauritius... Read more

WGNFE takes part in the launch of the 2014 Special Campaign on Literacy in Burkina Faso

As part of the combat against illiteracy and in favour of development, Burkina Faso has developed a Special Campaign on Literacy (CSA) which can serve as a model... Read more

Virtual Network for Vulnerable Youth “ZANKEY FABA” enters African Educational Scene

In the context of the partnership between ADEA, UIL and Canada’s Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), a network for vulnerable youth ... Read more

ADEA participates in OECD Peer Review of Education in Indonesia

Angela Arnott, ADEA’s interim coordinator of the Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support, was invited as an African expert to participate in a recent OECD... Read more

Members and Partners

Nigeria becomes a permanent member of the ADEA Steering Committee

ADEA warmly welcomes and congratulates Nigeria, who has become a permanent member of ADEA’s Steering Committee and Bureau of Ministers... Read more

Finland renews Funding Agreement to ADEA for 2014-16

The government of Finland has renewed is funding agreement with ADEA.Finland will provide a total of 1.2 Million Euros to ADEA for the period 2014-2016... Read more



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ADEA Resources

Report of the 2014 AU EMIS Restricted Technical Committee meeting

Ministerial Meeting on Youth Employment,

▀ ADEA Channel on YouTube

Other Resources

Delivering on the Data Revolution in Sub-Saharan Africa

Climate Change Counts: Strengthening Universities Contributions to Climate Compatible Development in Southern Africa

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


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

▀  Consultative meeting for the launching of the third and fourth Edition of the Education Research in Africa Award (ERAA), Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, July 24-25, 2014

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

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ADEA: 25 Years Serving Education in Africa

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Hosted by the African Development Bank (AfDB) since 2008, ADEA aspires to the vision of high quality education and training geared towards the promotion of critical skills and competencies for Africa’s accelerated and sustainable development.

Its programs are implemented by the ADEA Secretariat and by its Working Groups, Task Forces and Inter-Country Quality nodes, which address specific themes and challenges in the education field.

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