published 23 June 2017 updated 3 July 2017


3rd EI/FES capacity development programme - Young teachers for quality education and effective unions

The third and final workshop in a three-year capacity development programme targeting young union members in Francophone African countries, supported by the Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES), took place in Dakar, Senegal, from 10-12 April. Sessions facilitated by EI resource persons and external technical experts covered the following topics:

o   What it means to become and to remain a leader, and how to bridge the leadership generation gap in education unions

o   An update on EI’s Global Response campaign in sub-Saharan Africa

o   How young leaders can participate in monitoring SDG 4, in line with the upcoming EI programme aimed at establishing a framework of ‘Young SDG Advocates’ across all EI regions

Anais Dayamba and madeleine kennedy-macfoy participated on behalf of EI.

Regional Dialogue Forum on Human Resources Management in the Education Sector in Senegal

The Regional Dialogue Forum on Human Resources Management in the Education Sector took place in Dakar, Senegal, from 26-27 April. It brought together Ministry of Education officials and education sector workers from nine countries - Benin, Cote d’Ivoire, the Democratic Republic of Congo, The Gambia, Liberia, Mali, Nepal, Uganda, and Senegal.

The delegates are involved in the global teachers’ effort for better education project and reflected on the key issues affecting human resources management. They shared good practices and lessons learned, identified priority issues and areas for improvement, and jointly decided the next steps for education stakeholders to set up human resources management policies leading to improved education quality.

The EI Africa Chief Regional Coordinator, Assibi Napoe, Pedi Anawi, Richard Etonu, Jefferson Pessi, Undraa Batsukh, and Kristel Berghmans represented EI at the meeting.