Effective teaching and learning in Africa
Association for Development of Education in Africa or ADEA was established in 1988 and is a forum for policy dialogue, composed of all the Ministers of Education in Africa and 14 development partners. ADEA’s charge to the governments of Africa is to communicate that the overhaul of education is in their control for effective teaching and learning in Africa.
ADEA is governed by 10 Ministers of Education from Western Africa, Eastern Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa, and Northern Africa. The ADEA Secretariat housed in Tunis coordinates overall programs and activities.
Held every three years the ADEA Secretariat targets decision-makers who are instrumental for policy-formation, implementation and for guiding ADEA’s program of activities. ADEA also has working group activities and publications at the school and community level.
In order to ensure that the recommendations stemming from ADEA work are translated into action, ADEA set up Inter-Country Quality Nodes (ICQNs) bringing together countries facing a similar challenge. The ICQNs are led by Ministries of Education.
Currently, there are five ICQN, which cover the following themes: Early Childhood Development led by Mauritius, Literacy, and languages steered by Burkina Faso, Mathematics and Science Education led by Kenya, Peace Education managed by Kenya and Technical and Vocational Skills Development headed by Côte d’Ivoire. Education is a top priority because it is a basic human right and the foundation on which to build peace and drive sustainable development.
Association for the Development of Education in Africa three facts
ADEA goal is to equip African youth with the knowledge and skills to meet challenges of the 21st century and facilitate their integration into the world of work and entrepreneurship. It is also to prepare them to become true citizens not only of Africa, but also the world, and create decent employment to preserve social cohesion and eliminate radicalization in order to ensure the realization of our national, regional and continental visions.