to the web site of the 2006 ADEA Biennale on Education in Africa
ADEA's Biennale on Education in Africa will be held in March 27-
31, 2006 in Libreville, Gabon, at the Palais International des
Characteristics, Conditions and Factors underlying Effective Schools and Literacy
and Early Childhood Development Programs
Biennial Meetings are the high point of the activities and life of the Association.
The main objective of the meetings is to encourage and sustain frank and open
discussions between African ministers of education, development agencies, and
other education professionals. These discussions are vital for ADEA as they help
to guide the association's future actions, dialogue being one of the keys towards
sowing the seeds for better understanding and progress.
The 2006 Biennale
of Education will be held in Libreville, Gabon, March 27-31, 2006. The venue will
be Libreville's Palais International des Conférences.
The 2006 Biennial
Meeting will build on lessons learned during the previous Biennale as it will
continue to explore how African education systems can improve the quality of education.
More specifically participants will investigate the characteristics, conditions
and factors underlying effective schools and literacy and early childhood development
The themes of the last seven biennials were as follows :
provision and library development in Africa ||Manchester, United
the Implementation of Education Projects in Africa through Ownership ||Angers,
Educational Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa ||Tours, France|
for Capacity Building and Quality Improvements in Education in Africa ||Dakar,
works and Whats new in Education : Africa Speaks! || Johannesburg,
|2001||Reaching Out, Reaching All--Sustaining
Effective Policy and Practice for Education in Africa ||Arusha,
|2003||The Quest for Quality: Learning from the
African Experience ||Grand Baie, Mauritius |
As with previous Biennial Meetings, the event will be attended by a large number
of stakeholders involved in the development of education in Africa: African Ministers
of Education and senior officials ; senior representatives from bilateral and
multilateral cooperation and development agencies; regional and sub-regional organizations;
NGOS and civil society organizations (CSOs) ; and, education researchers and professionals.
About 375 people are expected to attend the meeting. The Biennale is
organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Gabon and the government
of Gabon, which has graciously offered to host the Biennale of Education in Libreville.