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Addis Ababa, December 11 2018 – The Education Division under the Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology held a workshop of the coordinating agencies of the Thematic Clusters for the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 11th - 12th December 2018. The aim is to ensure that CESA implementation contributes to Agenda 2063. The purpose of the meeting was to review and reflect on the current practices in coordinating the work of the Clusters in implementation of CESA, discuss challenges and opportunities, and agree on the way forward to ensure deepening and widening of the impact of the work of the Clusters in Member States. The CESA Thematic Clusters were established in order to promote coordination and alignment of the work of key agencies working in education in Africa, and ensure alignment with CESA and Agenda 2063.

Addis Ababa, December 10 2018 – The Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology organized the Launch of the CESA Thematic Cluster on Curriculum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia from 10th - 11th December 2018. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the issues confronting education quality, relevance and responsiveness, as a necessary part of ensuring that Education contributes to achievement of Agenda 2063. The following Member States were present: Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Uganda, Sudan, South Africa, Senegal, Namibia, Mauritius, Malawi, Kenya, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea, Burundi.

Delegates from eleven (11) African countries attended the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA) Peace and Education Cluster workshop on Ensuring Safe Schools, which was held at the Ambassador Hotel Addis Ababa on 16th November, 2018. This workshop was co-hosted by the African Union Commission (AUC), Save the Children International and the Africa Network Campaign on Education for All (ANCEFA). The event was opened by H.E Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor, Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology of the African Union Commission and Ms. Doris Mpoumou, Director of the Save the Children AU Liaison Office. Among the participants were government officials representing respectively, the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Defense. Participants were from State and non-State agencies from Djibouti, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.

The Innovating in Education Expo was organised by the African Union Commission in partnership with AU Member States and several partner organisations and agencies across Africa. The purpose of the event is to show case technical and social innovations in education and training across Africa, with the main objective of establishing a multisectoral platform for experience sharing on relevant innovations that provide solutions to education challenges in Africa.