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  • 28.04.2023

AFTRA conference | Launch of the new UNESCO and TTF report

The Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA) organizes the 10th International Conference & 12th Roundtable which will be hosted by the Ministry of Education, Art and Culture, Republic of Namibia, and Namibia National Teachers Union (NANTU).

During the Ministerial Session on May 9, the 'Supporting teachers through policy development – lessons from sub-Saharan Africawill be launched. Based on the experiences of nine countries in sub-Saharan Africa, the new report by UNESCO and the Teacher Task Force provides an overview on the use of the Teacher Policy Development Guide to develop teacher policies, to improve the effective organization and management of the teacher workforce to ensure countries can deliver on the promise of quality education.

The session will also illustrate that teachers should be at the core of teacher policy development based on a collaborative framework, including the important role of social dialogue. It will also provide a number of key findings and recommendations for national governments and development partners to consider in current and future teacher policy development efforts.

SPECIAL GUEST OF HONOUR H.E. Hage Gottfried Geingob, President of the Republic of Namibia

CHIEF HOST Hon. Ester Anna Nghipondoka, MP. Minister of Education, Art and Culture, Namibia

CO-HOST Namibia National Teachers Union (NANTU)

For more information and to consult the full agenda, please visit the official conference website.

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  • 11.10.2022

Teacher Task Force consultation on ECCE teaching personnel

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In preparation of the World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education, the Teacher Task Force thematic group on Early Childhood Education and Care and UNESCO are convening a consultation to discuss the first draft of a new research paper on ECCE personnel. This new paper will be an important input into the discussions to take place during the World Conference around ECCE personnel and help frame future discussions around this key issue.

ECCE teaching staff and educators are one of the four main themes of the World Conference and the World Report on ECCE, particularly i) covering training systems including attraction, recruitment and gender disparities; ii) professionalization focusing on certification, licensing, career advancement and coaching; iii) supervision and leadership; iv) ECCE workforce in the non-state sector; and v) parenting.

The aim of this consultation meeting is to:

  • Receive feedback from members on the draft paper on ECCE personnel, share good practices and experiences, and bring together stakeholders to prepare for the conference.
  • Identify main issues to be discussed during the parallel session on teachers during the World Conference.

Interpretation in English, French and Spanish will be provided.