From 24 to 26 June 2019, UNESCO in collaboration with Kenya National Commission for UNESCO (KNATCOM), Ministry of Education & key identified stakeholders held a workshop in Machakos, Kenya, to draw a roadmap towards the development of a national monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework of the achievements of SDG 4 & CESA 2016-2025.
Following the adoption of the SDGs, countries committed to report progress of their progress of SDG4 implementation on a regular basis. Additionally, during the Pan African Conference on Education (PACE, 2018) held in Nairobi-Kenya, and spearheaded by the Ministry of Education, 54 African countries had an extensive discussion on harmonization of the SDG4 and the CESA 16-25. The member States committed to strengthening national assessment and monitoring mechanisms for CESA 16-25 and SDG4-Education 2030 targets and commitments and utilize these results to improve the performance of education systems, enhance equity, quality and relevance of educational outcomes at all levels as well as strengthen public accountability, transparency and responsiveness.
Based on this background, and as a follow up to the regional consultative meeting on monitoring and evaluation framework for SDG 4 and CESA 16-25 organized in Addis Ababa by UNESCO in October 2018 that the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the KNATCOM and UNESCO embarked on the process of developing a national framework for monitoring, reporting and evaluation of CESA 16-25 and SDG4 in Kenya.
To take forth this process, Kenya has identified a multi-stakeholder Technical Working Group (TWG) that will be expanded. During this workshop, the TWG drafted the Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the group and developed a draft framework that they envision to finalize by November 2019 and aspire to produce the first national report on SDG4 and CESA 2016/25 by September 2020.