First Specialized Technical Committee Meeting on Education Science and Technology (STC-EST)

Wednesday, 26 October 2016 14:40 Written by 
  • Location(s): Ethiopia
  • Type(s): Solution
  • Theme(s): Inclusive and sustainable growth
  • SDG(s): 10. Reduced Inequalities, 11. Sustainable cities and communities
  • Locations in Africa: Ethiopia
  • Types in Africa: Solution
  • Themes in Africa: Inclusive and sustainable growth
  • SDGs in Africa: 10. Reduced Inequalities, 11. Sustainable cities and communities

The African Union Commission in Partnership with FHI360, a USAID-funded project under the African Union Partnership (AUP) organized an Exhibition parallel to the 1st Specialized Technical Committee Meeting on Education Science and Technology (STC-EST). The exhibition involved model Technical, Vocational, Education and Training (TVET) and exhibitors show casing Space Science initiatives from African countries. Participants included AU Ministers of Education, Science and Technology; Senior Education, Science and Technology Officials; Regional Economic Communities; Development Partners (as observers).

Objectives:

  1. Update Ministers on the status of on-going programmes and on RECs and Member States’ performance in the education, science and technology sectors;
  2. Discuss AU Summit Decisions relevant to the conduct of education, science and technology on the continent;
  3. Consider the Education and TVET strategies and the STISA implementation plan;
  4. Consider the Africa Space Policy and Strategy;
  5. Consider funding and mobilization of resources, especially domestic resources; and
  6. Establish precedence for conducting AU continental business in the fields of education, science and technology

The project was done in October 2015. More information: 

Achievements:

  • Endorsement of the Continental Strategy for Education for Africa (CESA 16-25) and other continental strategies, roadmaps and implementation plans in education, science and technology;
  • Agreement on reporting and follow up mechanisms for the continental agenda;Actions for decisions during the next Summit of Heads of State.
  • Actions for decisions during the next Summit of Heads of State.


Replication: 
the following can be replicated in other countries:

  • Election of a new Ministerial Bureau for the running of the STC in the following two years
  • New mechanisms for partnerships to promote greater complementarity between Education and STI sectors in the continent with special focus on the AU Agenda 2063 journey.
  • Provision of updates on the status of on-going programmes, as well as RECs and member States’ performance in the education, science and technology sectors
  • TVET strategies, the STISA implementation plan, and the Africa Space Policy and Strategy

Contact details:
Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST)
Directorate of Information and Communication
African Union Commission
Addis Ababa
Ethiopia
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Telephone: +251 11 551 7700 / +251 11 518 25 58

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