Roundtables - Education 2030 Framework for Action: Rethink support to African education systems

11 Oct 2016

With the adoption of SDG4's Education 2030 Framework for Action, how can we rethink support to African education systems? This was the question addressed on Monday October 10, 2016 during the roundtables organised by the Pole de Dakar of UNESCO's International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP). The roundtables, dedicated to the 2030 Education Framework for Action, gathered a hundred participants, including representatives from African ministries and technical partners, who exchanged their views around two themes: 1) The ED2030 Framework for Action and needs in analyses, planning and implementation of educational policies; 2) The ED2030 Framework for Action and capacity building for African officials in charge of education policy.

At the end of 2015, the International community adopted a new global programme to eradicate poverty and ensure prosperity for all: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Among the 17 universal goals of the Agenda, one relates principally to education, Sustainable Development Goal 4: “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all”. In order to achieve this goal, the global educational community, convened by UNESCO in Paris in November 2015, has established a new roadmap: the Framework for Action Education in 2030.

Capacity building is a key aspect to reach 2030 commitments. As such IIEP Pôle de Dakar was pleased to launch, during the roundtables, the 10th cohort of its training programme in Sector analysis and management of education systems (PSGSE). Since its creation, 10 years ago, the PSGSE has trained more than 350 officials from 23 African countries.