UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa

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Established in 1999, the UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa is one of six UNESCO institutes and centres under the administrative direction of the UNESCO Secretariat. As the only UNESCO Institute in Africa, it is mandated to strengthen the capacities of teacher education institutions of its 54 Member States. This is carried out through a range of initiatives, including introducing information and communication technology for education; establishing networks of partner institutions to foster the sharing of experiences; undertaking research and development on teacher education institutions in Africa; utilising distance education for improving the capacities of teacher education institutions; linking educational development to economic development through collaboration with the African Union and sub-regional and regional educational institutions; and promoting international cooperation for the development of education through the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

 

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