21.07.2017 - UNESCO Office in Harare

ROSA Education Unit reaffirms its commitment to SDG 4

ROSA Education team at the meeting

UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa (ROSA) Education Unit held a one day bi-annual workshop on 11 July 2017 in Harare, Zimbabwe and reaffirmed its commitment in ensuring inclusive quality education and lifelong learning for all, in line with Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4.

The meeting which was attended by programme specialists, national programme officers, programme assistants and Unit interns, reviewed and assessed ROSA education activities that were implemented during the first half of 2017. Activities earmarked for the second half of the year were also planned.

Key highlights from the meeting were regional updates from focus areas within the Education Unit which include literacy, higher education, teacher training, HIV and Health Education; education policies and plans.

Staff at the meeting identified and discussed challenges, opportunities, partnerships and proposed solutions which would inform effective implementation of current and upcoming education activities in the region.

In his closing remarks, the UNESCO Regional Director for Southern Africa, Professor Hubert Gijzen commended the education Unit for taking time to take stock of the work being done in the region. He also reiterated the need to forge strong partnerships within UNESCO as an organization, with member states and development partners to see the effective rollout of programmes in the region.

“The ROSA Education Sector is implementing several activities in the region aimed at ensuring inclusive quality education and lifelong learning for all. Its areas of work include literacy, policies and planning, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Education Management Information Systems (EMIS), teacher education, Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and ICTs in Education.

For more information, please contact: c.medel-anonuevo(at)unesco.org.

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