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The Department’s role is to ensure the coordination of AU programs on human resource development matters. It also has a separate mandate to promote science and technology.


The Department encourages and provides technical support to Member States in the implementation of policies and programs in its fields. Key roles include: promoting research and publication on science and technology; promoting cooperation among Member States on education and training; encouraging youth participation in the integration of the continent; and acting as the Secretariat for the Scientific Council for Africa. The Department has three divisions: Human Resource and Youth Development; Education; and Science and Technology.


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