Regional workshop on national learning assessment systems in Sub-Saharan Africa

When, local time: 
Wednesday, 6 December 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, 8 December 2017 - 6:00pm
Where: 
Senegal, Dakar
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

The workshop is the first in a series of workshops on national learning assessment systems. It will bring together 18 countries from the different sub-regions of sub-Saharan Africa. The main objectives will be to share knowledge on the state of national learning assessment systems and major learning assessment programmes and initiatives and identify capacity-building and knowledge gaps and needs.

The workshop will bring together representatives of the units in charge of learning assessment and teacher training from the following 18 countries: Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, the Gambia, Kenya, Mali, Tanzania, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Zambia.
The following technical and financial partners are also invited to participate in the workshop:

- Representatives of the major international, regional and multi-country learning assessment programmes operating in sub-Saharan Africa (PISA-D, PASEC, SACMEQ, ADEA-NALA, PAL-Network, IEA)
- TALENT member organisations (including ANCEFA, AFTRA, Education International, CONFEMEN, REESAO and UNICEF-WCARO) and the GRC4-AOC, including the Global Partnership for Education;
- The Brookings Institution's Centre for Universal Education (CUE); Institute of Francophonie for Education and Training (IFEF)
- The Swedish International Cooperation Agency (SIDA), the Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA);
- UNESCO's units working in the field of improving learning outcomes and teacher training, namely the UNESCO Office in Dakar (Cluster for Teaching and Learning), the Division for Coordination and Support to Education 2030 (Cooperation, Partnership and Research Section), UIS, the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) and its Pole of Dakar, the International Bureau of Education (IBE), the International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) and the UNESCO Institute for lifelong learning (UIL).
- UNESCO Offices covering invited countries.

The working languages will be English, French and Portuguese.