IICBA organizes the International Deans’ Forum and Training on Higher Education Institutions Management
This event was held in Adama, Ethiopia from 9 to 13 November 2015 and created new opportunities to strength the African South-South cooperation.
The aim was to support national efforts to improve efficiency and effectiveness of Higher Education Institutions management and leadership in Ethiopia.
The “International Deans’ Forum and Training on Higher Education Institutions and Establishment of Online Learning Platform” was organized by the UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) and gathered more than 70 education workers, including officers from the ministry of education and deans of universities and colleges of teacher education. The aim of this meeting was to strengthen the participants’ skills on the establishment of online learning platform, sharing good practices and establishing networks for the improvement of the learning environment.
Dr. Yumiko Yokozeki, director of IICBA highlighted the importance of education in the context of the new global agenda saying that “the vision for 2030 is not only about quantity, but focusing more on quality teaching and learning”.
During the 5-day event, participants discussed about the theoretical and practical issues regarding the management of higher education institutions and online learning platform. Further, the forum addressed the needs shared by the UNESCO-China Funds-in-Trust (CFIT) countries, which include the improvement of the e-readiness to use distance learning solutions to enhance the capacity of the existing teacher training system.
The forum and training were organized by IICBA with support from the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia and sponsorship from Hewlett Packard Foundation under the framework under the framework of CFIT project in which representatives of seven African countries were presents: Ethiopia, Tanzania, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Congo (Brazzaville), Uganda, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal.
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