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Exchange Visits between E-9 Countries: Education for All

Thursday, 18 June 2015 21:18 Written by 
  • Location(s): Egypt
  • Type(s): Solution
  • Theme(s): Education
  • SDG(s): 4. Quality Education
  • Locations in the Arab States: Egypt
  • Types in the Arab States: Solution
  • Themes in the Arab States: Education
  • SDGs in the Arab States: 4. Quality Education

Expert Exchange Mechanism Egypt

Geographic focus: E-9 countries (the nine most heavily populated developing countries, which are: Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan)

Thematic focus areas/sectors/practices supported by the mechanism:

The focus of the mechanism is the 6 Education for All (EFA) goals. Each year focuses on a specific theme related to one of the goals.

Steps/stages  in practical application of the mechanism:

Within the follow-up activities for the E9 initiative and following the Seventh E-9 Ministerial Review Meeting on Education for All, Bali, March 2008, a study mission for a delegation of Nigerian Ministry of Education senior officials was endorsed by the Egyptian Ministry of Education and took place in July of 2008 under the theme of `Improvement of Teachers` Education and Training as a Focus of Education`.

The overarching aim was strengthening bilateral cooperation between Egypt and Nigeria while sharing best practices, lessons learned and success stories in the field of the use of information and communication technology in teacher training and education.

Objectives of the mission included:

  1. Exposing Nigerian delegates to the Egyptian experience in use of video conferencing for training and other innovations in teacher training.
  2. Familiarizing Nigerian delegation with the training center setting through visit to training centers.

Results to Date:

Nigeria: The results of the mission included:

  1. Bilateral cooperation between Egypt and Nigeria strengthened
  2. Nigerian delegate's capacities built through exposure to innovations in the field of teacher training with particular emphasis on video conferencing and websites preparations.
  3. Nigerian delegates familiarized with the training centre setting.

Focal Point and Contact:
Ghada Gholam
Education Officer
UNESCO
8 Abdel Rahman Fahmy Street, Garden City, Cairo, Egypt
Tel: +2-02-27943036
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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