31.08.2017 - UNESCO Office in Juba

UNESCO and UNICEF Supported the Development of Pastoralist Education Programme (PEP) Strategy Framework in South Sudan

The Hon. Undersecretary MoGEI making remarks during the PEP Strategy Framework Validation Workshop, Nile Fortune Hotel, Juba

UNESCO in partnership with UNICEF, Global Partnership for Education, supported the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI), South Sudan in developing the Pastoralist Education Programme (PEP) Strategy Framework.

The PEP strategy framework, which is the first of its kind in South Sudan aims to provide practical solution to challenges in access to equitable and quality education for the pastoralist communities in country.

The PEP strategy framework developed in full participation of stakeholders including the MoGEI, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security, the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries and education partners was validated on the 30th of August 2017 at Nile Fortune Hotel, Juba. The overall objective of the validation workshop was to get further input from the MoGEI senior staff to ensure that the PEP strategy framework effectively address the education needs of the pastoralist communities, and contributes to achievements of the overall GESP 2017-2022 priority programs and goals.

The validation workshop was officiated by Hon. Deng Deng Hoc Yai, the Minster of General  Education and Instruction, Hon. Michael Lopuke Lotyam, Undersecretary, Hon. William Ater- Ministerial Advisor, MoGEI, Mr. Sardar Umar Alam- the Head of Office and UNESCO Representative to South Sudan, Mr. Peter Quamo –GPE Manager, UNICEF. Director General and Directors from MoGEI, MoLF, MoAFS and UNESCO were present in the workshop.

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