14.01.2015 - UNESCO Office in Dakar

Botswana mini consultation report on the post 2015 education agenda is available

Botswana mini consultation took place on 15 December 2014 in Gaborone in which 38 participants took part. The consultation gathered a cross section of education stakeholders and other sectors such as Local Government & Rural Development and Finance & Development Planning (PDC). The media and SADC were also involved.

After assessing the country’s good results as far as EFA and the MDGs, the mini consultation stresses the need to concentrate on some critical thematic areas such as ECCE and the quality of education that still need particular attention. Furthermore, regarding the operationalization of the education agenda at national level, national benchmarks per target were suggested.

Additionally, recommendations were made regarding the implementation requirements at national level: relative to policy and planning (Review existing policies and align them to one another), governance and piloting, coordination and partnerships, financing, and Monitoring and Accountability.

Finally, the necessity of evidence based planning is reaffirmed which requires regular review of priorities, implementation procedures as well as resource allocation procedures.

Preparing Africa’s education agenda beyond 2015

UNESCO encourages all 47 sub-Saharan African countries to organize a national mini consultation in preparation of the sub-Saharan Africa Regional Conference (Kigali, Rwanda, 9-11 February 2015). The purpose is to enable a wide array of national stakeholders to be fully briefed on and discuss the proposed post-2015 education agenda from their national perspective.

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