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Conference on Higher Education, Policy and Research: Quality and Future Challenges for East Africa and the Indian Ocean

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Conference on Higher Education, Policy and Research: Quality and Future Challenges for East Africa and the Indian Ocean, took place in Djibouti from 2nd to 4th May 2017, discussing ICT in Education, Sciences and Climate change, peace and Security in the Higher Education in Eastern Africa.

The Conference on Higher Education, Policy and Research: Quality and Future Challenges for East Africa and the Indian Ocean took place in Djibouti from 2 to 4 May 2017.

This regional event covering the thirteen countries of UNESCO in Eastern Africa namely Comoros, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Kenya, Madagascar, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. It focused on information and communication technology in education, climate change, peace and security and its contribution to Higher Education.

The objectives of the conference revolved around strengthening existing reform to promote science research at national and regional levels for socio-economic and environmental development, promoting resilience strategies vis-à-vis sciences and climate change by pooling intellectual and financial resources, promoting peace and security, accelerating ICT integration in Higher Education and promoting regional integration through sub-regional and regional harmonization and quality assurance frameworks. In this regard the conference was the opportunity to discuss with Member States on next steps regarding the ratification and signing of the Addis Ababa Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees and Other Academic Qualifications in Higher Education in African States.

The format of the conference was constituted by: Plenary sessions, featuring prominent academics, policy makers (Ministers), opinion leaders (private sector & civil society), students and representatives of development organizations known for the themes of the conference. Parallel sessions based on the three sub-themes: renowned scholars and development practitioners from the Eastern Africa region and from other African and world regions presented papers for discussion based on their areas of expertise in the three sub-themes of the Conference: information and communication technology in education, climate change, peace and security. A Ministerial Roundtable on the Addis Ababa Convention.

Venue: Djibouti Palace Kempinski, Djibouti

Contact person:

Marina Patrier

Programme Specialist for Education. Coordination, Educatio Sector. UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa

email: <m.patrier(at)unesco.org>

Addis Ababa Convention:

UNESCO Addis Convention, download the .pdf versions, in English and in French

UNESCO Addis Ababa Convention at a glance, en bref, in Arabic.

Position Papers of the Conference

Social and Human Sciences

FRENCH: Projet de discussion/document d’orientation sur la paix et la sécurité, les dynamiques sociales et humaines du changement climatique dans les régions d’Afrique de l’Est et de la Corne de l’Afrique, version française

ENGLISH: Regional Conference on Higher Education, Draft Discussion Paper on peace and Security, Social and Human Dynamics of Climate Change in Eastern and Horn of Africa Regions

ICT in Education

FRENCH: Les TIC dans l'education

ENGLISH: ICT in Education

Sciences and Climate Change

ENGLISH: Position paper

FRENCH: Position paper FR

Addis Ababa Convention

ENGLISH: Adressing Common Challenges in Africa Higher Education: key Issues and the role of the Addis Convention on the Recognition of Studies, Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees and Other Academic Qualification in Higher Education in African States

FRENCH: S'attaquer aux défis communs dans l'Enseignement Supérieur Africain: Problématiques et Rôle de la Convention d'Addis sur la Reconnaissance des Etudes et des certificats, Diplômes, Grades et Austres titres de l'Enseignement Supérieur dans les Etats d'Afrique

Concept Note of the Conference

English

French

Agenda

English version

French version

Statements

Youth Statement

Déclaration Finale de la Jeunesse

Final Statement

Final Statement in French

Press Release

Press Release of the Conference, click here

Communiqué de Presse de la Conférence, cliquez ici

Final Press Release, post Conference 9 May 2017

English version

French version

 

Visuals- Infographics

Education & Education en Français

Sciences and Climate Change & Sciences et Changement Climatique

Peace and Security & Paix et Sécurité

ICT in Education & TIC dans l'éducation

Press Coverage

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