Knowledge and Resources

This is a compilation of Knowledge and Resources in the ADEA Network. The sharing of Knowledge is an important strategic objective of the ADEA. The social capital of all of stakeholders in Education in Africa is developed through exchange of information and the sharing of knowledge within and outside the ADEA network. This section provides a wide range of articles, books, and documents that relate to the development of education and training produced and published in the ADEA network.


The Education Data Solutions Roundtable (DRT), a public-private initiative convened by the Global Partnership for Education, aimed to leverage government, civil society, private and development partners’ expertise to improve the availability and use of accurate and timely education data in developing countries and at global level.

The initiative also sought to engage with the private sector in a more concrete manner, recognizing the enormous potential of the business community to co-create innovative solutions and new technologies with other development stakeholders to drive improvements in education at community, regional, national and ultimately global levels—all while noting that to be transformative, any intervention to strengthen a country’s data systems must be country owned.

The guidebook on Education for Sustainable Development for Educators has been conceived as a tool to mainstream sustainability into all aspects of teacher education and training with useful information concerning teaching, learning and assessment approaches to help achieve the ESD goals and learning outcomes.

The African Union Heads of State and Government, during their Twenty-Sixth Ordinary Session on 31st January 2016 in Addis Ababa, adopted the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25) as the framework for transforming education and training systems in Africa, as called for in Agenda 2063. Since then, much has been done by stakeholders to popularize CESA and develop implementable plans, through the CESA Thematic Clusters.

This handbook documents 63 innovations in the words of the innovators themselves who were present for the Innovating Education in Africa Expo 2018. Education is undoubtedly the most important tool which we have at our disposal to realise our destiny as a prosperous, integrated, peaceful Africa, driven by its own competent citizens, representing an influential force in the global arena. the Continental Education Strategy for Africa provides a guiding framework for re-orienting our education systems so that education contributes to realisation of the aspirations of Agenda 2063.

This bi-annual CESA Journal provides the platform to engage all stakeholders and highlight reflections, debates, activities and innovative interventions for strength- ening education and training towards the “Africa We Want”.

Dans le cadre de ses activités éditoriales et de son soutien à l’évènement Conakry capitale mondiale du livre 2017, les Éditions Ganndal ont organisé un colloque portant sur « Les défis de la promotion et de la distribution des livres en langues africaines ». Le colloque s’est déroulé du 27 au 28 novembre 2017 et s’est tenu dans les locaux de l’INRAP à Donka (Conakry), en marge du premier Salon international du livre de jeunesse de Conakry.

The African Union Heads of State and Government, during their Twenty-Sixth Ordinary Session on 31st January 2016 in Addis Ababa, adopted the Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25) as the framework for transforming education and training systems in Africa, as called for in Agenda 2063. Since then, much has been done by stakeholders to popularize CESA and develop implementable plans, through the CESA Thematic Clusters. It gives me much pleasure to express appreciation to the Member States, RECs and Education Development Agencies who have taken up ownership of this collective agenda.

This report follows up the first Generation 2030 Africa report, published in August 2014, which outlined pivotal changes in Africa’s child demographics. The new report features population projections showing that by 2050, the continent will account for 42 per cent of all global births and almost 40 per cent of all children under 18. The report presents modelling indicating that if African nations invest in this growing population of children and young people – particularly in their education – and adopt economic policies that foster new jobs, the continent as a whole could see per capita incomes increase up to four-fold. The first, crucial step to achieving this demographic dividend will be to close the gaps that exist within Africa's health and education systems.

The Working Group on Books and Learning Materials (WGBLM) of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) has partnered with Alford Books Publishers to offer all schools across Africa exciting supplementary reading materials. 

UNESCO’s 2017/8 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report highlights the responsibility of governments to provide universal quality education and stresses that accountability is indispensable in achieving this goal. The Report warns that disproportionate blame on any one actor for systemic educational problems can have serious negative side effects, widening inequality and damaging learning. 

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