UNESCO convenes a sub-regional consultation to address Educational Planning and Management
Amman, 19 April 2012 – Senior Ministry of Education officials from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine attended a two day consultation to put in place a sub-regional Action Plan allowing UNESCO to address their capacity development needs in Educational Planning and Management. The sub-regional consultation was held on the 18th and 19th of April 2012 in Amman at the premises of the National Centre for Human Resources Development (NCHRD). The meeting represented the initial stage of a concrete operationalization of the capacity development functions of the NCHRD in line with UNESCO’s new Programme for Capacity Development for Education For All (CapEFA).
A recent regional review conducted by UNESCO in the Arab States on educational policy development needs revealed that governments in the region must strengthen their national capacities in Education Planning and Management (EPM) by enhancing the skills of their planners. To this end, and for sustainability reasons, UNESCO has decided to entrust the National Centre for Human Resources Development (NCHRD) in Amman with role of Sub-Regional Centre of Excellence to provide trainings in Education Planning and Management (EPM) for relevant ministries’ professionals at all levels of management and from central to local administrations.
During the consultation participating ministries reviewed and validated the results of a survey of the training priorities; developed an Action Plan for sub-regional capacity development in EPM and identified and endorsed a list of associate trainers from across the region.
For more information on the event contact: Mr. Claude Akpabie, c.akpabie(at)unesco.org