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Sub-regional consultation meeting of the UNEVOC Network in Africa
The role of UNEVOC Centres in furthering the African Union 2nd Decade of Education for Africa TVET Plan of Action
The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre organised, in cooperation with Chepkoilel University College, a constituent of Moi University in Kenya and UNEVOC Centre (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/netw_dir3.php?browse=id&id=458), a sub-regional consultation meeting on the role of UNEVOC Centres in furthering the African Union Second Decade of Education for Africa TVET Plan for action (http://www.nepad.org/system/files/Second%20Decade%20of%20Education%202006-2015.pdf), in Nairobi, Kenya. The International Centre was represented by Mr. Teeluck Bhuwanee, Head of the UNEVOC Network.
The aim was to have a critical look at the progress that has been made in the first half of the African Union Second Decade of Education for Africa TVET Plan for Action. This Plan for Action was launched in 2006 by Africa itself to stress the importance of Quality TVET that responds to the demands of the labour market designed and delivered by educational institutions and other providers in close partnership with prospective employers.
During interactive sessions of the conference participants were initiated into the use of the e-Forum and TVETipedia to get a better understanding of the online tools.
The conference was attended by directors or representatives of UNEVOC Centres from Botswana, Benin, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Norway, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Swaziland and Uganda. Representatives of the UNESCO Regional Office (BREDA) and other UNESCO Cluster Offices in Africa (Accra, Harare, Nairobi present; Yaoundé represented) as well as of SADC and ECOWAS participated in the meeting.
During the meeting, the Nairobi Pledge for Action (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/docs/Final_Draft_Nairobi_Commitment_to_action_approved.pdf) was developed and agreed upon by all participants.
Engagement de Nairobi (http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/fileadmin/user_upload/docs/Engagement_de_Nairobi_version_finale.pdf) (in French)