15.08.2018 - UNESCO Office in Dakar

Almost 70% of SDG4 indicators integrated into the monitoring framework of the Education Sector Plan in Mali

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Through its CapED (Capacity Development for Education) programme, the UNESCO Office in Bamako organized a Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) indicators integration workshop with the Ministry of National Education (MEN) in its aim to support Mali integrate SDG4 into its education sector plan, within the framework of the Ten-year Education Development Program (PRODEC II), which is under development.

Since March 2018, the UNESCO Office in Bamako, with the technical support of the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS) in Dakar, has organized a series of workshops and meetings for the operationalization of SDG4 in Mali.

The Secretary General of the Ministry of National Education chaired this workshop, which aimed to integrate SDG4 monitoring indicators into the PRODEC II framework. It brought together the PRODEC II national development team, the national technical team responsible for developing the National Strategy for the Development of Education Statistics (SNDSE), UNICEF, resource personnel, UIS, and specialists from the UNESCO Bamako office.

In his opening remarks, the Secretary-General, on behalf of the Secretary-Generals of the Ministries of Higher Education and Vocational Training, warmly thanked UNESCO for its technical and financial support, especially in its capacity building approach. He encouraged all workshop participants to find ways to better support the SDG4 indicators, whose achievement is a national priority. This will enable Mali to meet its commitments for SDG4 target monitoring, as well as the African Union Agenda 2063.

Mr. Pierre Saye, from the UNESCO Bamako Office, recalled the inclusive and participatory process of the 2030 Agenda and the monitoring framework adopted by all countries, including Mali, since the World Forum on Education, held in Incheon in 2015. He reiterated UNESCO’s support to the Ministry of National Education in the development and implementation of PRODEC II (2019 – 2028).

The four days of meetings enabled on the one hand, a coherence review between the expected results of the PRODEC II framework and its indicators, and on the other hand, the integration of almost 70% of the SDG4 monitoring indicators (including definition and calculation methods) based on national priorities. This finalized framework will serve as a working document for the next workshop on the Planned Multiannual Action Plan (PAPB) for the PRODEC II, which is organized from 14 to 17 August 2018.

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