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Training Workshop for Teacher Educators HCTE, 13-16 November 2014

The training was officially opened in a plenary session where Mr. Tadesse Chachamo, Representative to the Regional Education Bureau(REB) made the opening speech and Mr. Omar Diop, UNESCO/IICBA Program Specialist, Mr. Solomon Andargie, UNESCO/IICBA CFIT Project National officer and Mr. Abera Argo, Hawassa CTE dean made key note addresses about the project in general and the CPD training in particular.

School Leadership and Management ToT Workshop Opens in Maseru, Lesotho

A five-day training of trainers (ToT) workshop on School Leadership and Managenent opened in Maseru, Lesotho, yesterday, 8 December 2014, in the presence of Mr Ratsiu Majara, Chief Education Officer, Secondary Education, the Lesotho Ministry of Education and Training. The workshop is organised by the International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) in co-operation with the Section of Teachers and Learning - UNESCO HQ, the Ministry of Education and Training of Lesotho, and the Lesotho National Commission of UNESCO.

Signing Ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding between UNESCO-IICBA and Gambella & Somali Regional Education Bureaux

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Signing Ceremony of Memorandum of Understanding between UNESCO-IICBA and Gambella & Somali Regional Education Bureaux, and validation of a Baseline Survey on Girls Education in Gambella and Somali Regional States, November 18, 2014.

ODL Modules and Platform Validation Workshop Conducted

The UNESCO-Dakar Office and UNESCO-IICBA jointly conducted a workshop for validating the 8 modules written for training master teachers in Africa and the platform developed for hosting the modules and for running the online training. The workshop was conducted from 13 to 15 November 2014 in Dakar, Senegal.

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4th Annual National Research Symposium of the Debre Markos College of Teacher Education, Ethiopia

Debre Markos College of Teacher Education conducted its 4th Annual National Research Symposium on “Action Research for School Improvement” from 24 to 26 October 2014 in Debre Markos, Ethiopia. The College invited Dr. Temechegn Engida to make a keynote speech on Action Research. Dr. Temechegn accepted the invitation and made the speech in the presence of the Guest of Honor Mr. Tefera (Deputy Head of the Amhara Regional State Education Bureau).

Staff of the Center for Educational ICT of the Ministry of Education (Ethiopia) Received Training on E-learning Content Development Provided by IICBA Staff

UNESCO-IICBA offered training, upon request, to the staff of the Center of Educational ICT of the Ministry of Education of Ethiopia on e-learning content development from 20 to 21 October 2014 at the premises of the Center here in Addis Ababa. The topics of the training were:
1.    Development of E-learning materials using web tools based on instructional design principles and strategies

The Girls Education Project Hands Over Equipment and Materials to Pilot Schools

The Italian Government supported Girls Education Project in Benishangul Gumuz Regional State handed over equipment and materials to the three pilot schools in the region on 9 October 2014 for use in setting up income generating schemes to support economically deprived girl students in the schools.

IICBA Participates in the Celebration of World Teachers Day 2014

IICBA participates in the celebration of World Teachers Day in the historic town of Axum on 5 October 2014. This year's celebration was hosted by the Axum University which organised the event in cooperation with the Ethiopian Teachers Association. The director of the Institute, Mr Nhavoto,  attended the celebration, accompanied by a program officer, and a representative of the Chinese Funds in Trust project.

Making Strides in Teacher Training in Ethiopia

Since the beginning of 2014, Mr. Abera has been developing new training modules for teacher trainees with the support of the UNESCO-China Funds-in-Trust (CFIT) project (funded by the Chinese Government). This is part of a drive to improve the quality of education in Ethiopia in order to give children the best possible opportunities in the future.

Education for the 21st Century

Since its creation in 1945, UNESCO’s mission has been to contribute to the building of peace, poverty eradication, lasting development and intercultural dialogue, with education as one of its principal activities to achieve this aim.

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