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IAU Collaborative Workshop: A three-step activity to envision higher education for EFA locally, Nairobi, Kenya, Final Report

Africa; Kenya

General informationReport
March, 2013
International Association of Universities
Goal 1. Early childhood education; Goal 3. Youth and life skills; Goal 6. Quality education
Higher education; Basic education; Early childhood education; Educational research; Educational quality; Economic and social development; Economics of education; Educational evaluation; Educational sciences; Educational systems and levels
Summary

The International Association of Universities (IAU) conducted the IAU Collaborative Workshop: A three-step activity to envision higher education for EFA locally held in Nairobi, Kenya on 24-25 January 2013.


The Workshop aimed to strengthen the contribution of higher education, as a sector, in and for EFA within Kenya. Organised in collaboration with the University of Nairobi, an IAU Member, the Workshop brought together 30 representatives from the faculty of the University of Nairobi and Kenyatta University, both Ministries of Education and Higher Education being represented by several Directors, and with a strong presence from civil society and UN agencies (UNESCO and UNICEF). The Workshop ended with the validation of an action plan composed of three parts, proposing new ways for collaboration, mobilisation and follow-up. The Director of Basic Education has agreed to convene a meeting with the participants at the Ministry of Education in follow-up to the Action Plan.

This Final Report is validated by the participants. It contains:

  • Recommendations;
  • Results from the discussion groups on how research, teaching and community service can better contribute to achieving EFA in the respective countries;
  • Presentations;
  • List of participants

This is the fourth workshop of its kind, following those of Cuernavaca, Mexico, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Kathmandu, Nepal however it was the first time to be conducted in Anglophone Africa.

 

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