May 5-9, 2008
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The 2008 Biennale on Education in Africa
Maputo, Mozambique, May 5-9, 2008)

Side Meetings : Monday 5 May, 2008

"Beyond Primary Education: Challenges and Approaches to Expanding Learning Opportunities in Africa "

Monday 5 May, 2008

8:00 - 9:00 Venue to be announced :
ADEA Working Group on Education Sector Analysis - Information Meeting
This will be a general information meeting for members of the Steering Committee of the ADEA Working Group on Education Sector Analysis.

8:30 - 12:30 Hotel VIP : ADEA Working Group on Education Statistics - Educational Planning Capacity Building

9:00 - 11:00 Avenida : GTZ - EFA-FTI Capacity Development Guidelines: Introduction
Guidelines have been developed by the FTI CD Task Team to support the design of a strategic, participatory approach to capacity development in the education sector. These CD guidelines are intended to help stakeholders at the country level assess education sector plans and implementation capacity, identify capacity gaps and existing resources and set priorities for a capacity development strategy. The outcome of the analysis generated by these guidelines should be a strengthened and shared agenda for CD. Use of the guidelines should enhance the feasibility of the sector plan and will provide a sound basis for the donors' appraisal as part of the FTI endorsement process.

9:00 - 13:00 Hotel VIP : ADEA Working Group on Non-Formal Education - Steering Committee Meeting

9:00 - 14:30 Hotel VIP : ADEA Working Group on Higher Education - Steering Committee Meeting (continued)

11:30 - 12:30 Avenida : UNESCO International Institute of Educational Planning - Capacity development: how can we avoid failure?
UNESCO's mandate includes a strong component of "capacity development": much of its work aims at strengthening the capacities of its Member States through various means, such as training, technical advice, policy seminars and international conferences. Whereas many capacity-development programmes have regularly strengthened the skills of individuals, they have seldom succeeded in transforming the organizations to which these individuals belong, including the ministries of education. In preparation of a policy paper on capacity-development in educational planning and management, this side meeting will discuss with the Ministers of Education various issues in order to examine the reasons for this relative failure and to propose innovative and relevant capacity-development policies and strategies.