Recent Blogs

▸ Published on 13 March 2019

▸ Author(s): Richard Sack

ADEA addressed one aspect of this issue at its 1997 Biennial meeting held in Dakar (Senegal). That meeting, and the book that came out of it, explored the theory and practice of “partnerships” for capacity building and quality improvements in education in Africa.

▸ Published on 11 March 2019

▸ Author(s): Raki Bal

It is vital that all countries, relevant intergovernmental bodies, organizations of the United Nations system, relevant non-governmental organisations and all other relevant stakeholders give due consideration to the contribution of play-based learning to develop the knowledge, human capital, capabilities and skills.

▸ Published on 08 March 2019

▸ Author(s): Juliet Kimotho

Today we celebrate and recognize all women for their achievements without regard to divisions, and review why investing in science, technology, engineering and mathematics must go hand in hand with addressing the gender equality gap. Happy International Women’s Day!

▸ Published on 22 February 2019

▸ Author(s): Rémy Habou

The International Mother Language Day, celebrated each year on 21 February, is an opportunity to promote linguistic and cultural diversity as well as multilingualism. What actions are planned to promote literacy and national languages in Africa? The ADEA Inter-Country Quality Node on Literacy and National Languages (ICQN-LNL) provides an overview of the situation.

▸ Published on 24 January 2019

▸ Author(s): Albert Nsengiyumva, Stefano De Cupis

On December 3, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with consensus the resolution 73/25 – co-authored by Nigeria and 58 other Member States – proclaiming January 24 as the International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.

▸ Published on 19 December 2018

▸ Author(s): Satu Järvinen

A key challenge in the African continent is the lack of skills. This critical factor has been affecting the growth of companies in a negative way. When companies lack access to skilled labor, their opportunities for growth is severely hindered.

▸ Published on 17 December 2018

▸ Author(s): Bénéwendé Bonaventure Segueda, Redouane Assad, Reem Derbala

Education is an important factor that can help improve a country’s situation, with constant adjustments to uncertain educational contexts, new societal demands, new student and teacher profiles, new teaching and learning methods, and the communications and digital revolution.

▸ Published on 15 December 2018

▸ Author(s): Richard Sack

When two former European ministers of education discussed their recent government experiences, they emphasized that the need for more effective communication is a major lesson they learned.

▸ Published on 20 November 2018

▸ Author(s): Maya Soonarane

Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20 each year to offers each of us an inspirational entry-point to advocate, promote and celebrate children's rights, translating into dialogues and actions that will build a better world for children.

▸ Published on 10 November 2018

▸ Author(s): Mary Wakhaya Sichangi

The first World Science Day for Peace and Development was celebrated worldwide on November 10, 2002, under UNESCO auspices to ensure that citizens are kept informed of developments in science. This day highlights the significant role of science in our daily lives and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.

▸ Published on 11 October 2018

▸ Author(s): Martha Muhwezi

Under this year’s theme, “With Her: A Skilled GirlForce”, International Day of the Girl will mark the beginning of a year-long effort to bring together partners and stakeholders to advocate for, and draw attention and investments to, the most pressing needs and opportunities for girls to attain skills for employability.

▸ Published on 05 October 2018

▸ Author(s): Alphonse Sebaganwa, Stefano De Cupis

Inter-Country Quality Nodes (ICQN), developed by ADEA, bring together members around commonly shared education and training challenges. How can the ICQN on teaching and learning be beneficial to the African education arena?