Namibia to receive second CFIT project phase and Zambia to be added to project beneficiary countries

During a meeting on the project “Harnessing Technology for Quality Teacher Training in Africa” at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on April 19-20, 2016, China announced an extra USD4 million in funds to advance the UNESCO-China-Funds-in-Trust (CFIT) Information and Communication Technology in teacher training project. The meeting addressed the achievements and lessons learned in the first three project countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, and Namibia while reviewing progress in Congo, DR Congo, Liberia, Tanzania, and Uganda, and announcing two new beneficiary countries, Togo and Zambia. The evaluation of the implementation of the project highlighted that success was due in part to strong ownership of the development and implementation by the beneficiary countries; the high engagement of relevant ministries and institutions; and the alignment with country priorities and the global SDGs. The second project phase for Namibia will ensure strengthening and sustaining the first phase project interventions. In...

During a meeting on the project “Harnessing Technology for Quality Teacher Training in Africa” at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on April 19-20, 2016, China announced an extra USD4 million in funds to advance the UNESCO-China-Funds-in-Trust (CFIT) Information and Communication Technology in teacher training project.

The meeting addressed the achievements and lessons learned in the first three project countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, and Namibia while reviewing progress in Congo, DR Congo, Liberia, Tanzania, and Uganda, and announcing two new beneficiary countries, Togo and Zambia.

The evaluation of the implementation of the project highlighted that success was due in part to strong ownership of the development and implementation by the beneficiary countries; the high engagement of relevant ministries and institutions; and the alignment with country priorities and the global SDGs.

The second project phase for Namibia will ensure strengthening and sustaining the first phase project interventions. In Zambia, a needs assessment will determine the specific focus of the project. Both countries will start implementation in January 2017.