ADEA Biennale
Arusha, Tanzania, 7 - 11 October 2001
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The 2001 ADEA Biennale on Education in Africa

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Reaching Out, Reaching All--Sustaining Effective Policy and Practice for Education in Africa

ADEA's 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 theme of the 2001 Biennial Meeting, to be held at the Arusha International Conference Centre in Arusha, Tanzania from October 7th to October 11th, is "Reaching Out, Reaching All--Sustaining Effective Policy and Practice for Education in Africa."

Previous meetings were held in Manchester, U.K. (1991), Angers, France (1993), Tours, France (1995), Dakar, Senegal (1997), and Johannesburg, South Africa (1999).

As with previous Biennial Meetings, the event will be attended by African Ministers and senior officials together with representatives from a large number of development agencies as well as selected professionals and researchers. The Biennale which is organized with Tanzania's Ministry of Education and Culture will be opened by Vice-President Ally Mohamed Shein of Tanzania. About 230 people are expected to attend the meeting.

The 2001 Arusha Biennale will continue ADEA's commitment to focus on what works based on experience on the ground, where the promises of policy meet the realities of implementation. In this spirit, the program will explore the theory and practice of "going to scale." Due to the growing AIDS pandemic in Africa and its effects on education systems, special attention will be paid to successful strategies in the fight against the spread of HIV/AIDS.