The Sub-Saharan Regional Ministerial Conference on Education Post 2015 was held from 9 to 11 February in Kigali, Rwanda. The conference was hosted by the Government of Rwanda and jointly organised by the UNESCO Regional Offices in Dakar and Nairobi. This conference brought together ministers and high-level officials of ministries of education from African Union Commission, UNICEF and other EFA partners to discuss issues, challenges and priorities for education post-2015.
The Pan-African Youth Network on the Culture of Peace took the stand to represent the youth voices on issues most affecting the youth access to education. The EU-Africa Chamber of Commerce (EUACC), Diaspora Coordinator of the Pan-African Youth Network on the Culture of Peace presented the closing youth statement stressing the importance to rebrand and repackage the teaching profession, quality of education, integration of gender and marginalised groups, human capacity development and use of innovative technology and new medias that would ensure that the curriculum equip learners with skills for employability, entrepreneurship values and creativity to be ready and competitive within the labour market.
The conference concluded on the implementation of the Kigali Declaration that regrouped the regional recommendations that will be presented at the international framework for action to be adopted at the World Education Forum in Incheon in 2015. In Incheon, at the World Education Forum (WEF 2015) to be held from 19-22 May 2015, the aim will be to determine the post-2015 education goals, targets and strategies to include quality education to embrace innovation and promote global citizenship with a focus on non-formal learning processes.
Diaspora Coordinator for the Pan-African Youth Network for the Culture of Peace
Member of the EUACC Experts Network