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DAY 1 | Wednesday, 19 October 2022

Time (GMT+4)
10:00 – 10:15
Health Break
10:15 – 11:45 Side Event 3
(Chamarel 1)
Ministry of Education, Kenya / Commonwealth Secretariat
Side Event 4
(Chamarel 3)
VVOB – education for development
11:45 – 12:00
Health Break
12:00 – 13:30 Side Event 5
(Chamarel 3)
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, RTI International and Better Purpose
Side Event 6
(Chamarel 1)
13:30 – 13:45
Health Break
15:15 – 15:30
Health Break
17:00 – 17:15
Health Break

DAY 2 | Thursday, 20 October 2022

Time (GMT+4)
08:30 – 09:30 Side Event 13
(Chamarel 4)
PhET Interactive Simulations Demonstration Workshop
University of Colorado Boulder
10:00 – 11:00
Official Opening High-level Official Opening Ceremony
11:00 – 11:15 Health Break
11:15 – 11:45 Solidarity Messages
Solidarity messages via video
  • Dr. Peter Materu, Chief Program Officer, Mastercard Foundation (video)
  • Ji-young Park, Director General, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Education, Republic of Korea (video)
Keynote Speech
Africa and COVID-19: It’s time to build back better and more resilient educational systems
  • Hon. Prof. Mariatou Koné, Minister of National Education and Literacy, Côte d'Ivoire
Launch of Spotlight Report Launch of the Africa Spotlight Report Series initiative
ADEA & GEMR Report Team
11:45 – 13:45
Ministerial & CEOs Roundtable Discussions Lessons learnt in policy and practice from the COVID-19 pandemic and building resilience to sustain Africa’s educational systems
1st Panel on Foundational Learning
2nd Panel on TVSD and Higher Education 
13:45 – 14:45
Lunch Break
14:45 – 16:15
Parallel Sessions
Presentations and discussions
FL Session 1
(Chamarel 2)
Supporting children's quality Early Childhood Education
Improving teaching for foundational learning
TVSD Session 1
(Chamarel 4)
Quality of TVSD systems
The evolving labour market and the skills ecosystem
HESR Session 1
(Chamarel 1)
Promoting appropriate policies and effective governance and accountability for a needs-driven and African-led national research and innovation
COVID-19 Session 1
(Chamarel 3)
How COVID-19 has impacted access, relevance, and quality education, especially for disadvantaged and vulnerable children
16:15 – 16:30
Health Break
16:30 – 18:00
Parallel Sessions
Discussions continue, and agreement on key takeaways
FL Session 2
(Chamarel 2)
Assessment informed instruction to support foundational learning, including a child-centered lens
TVSD Session 2
(Chamarel 4)
Innovations and disruptions in TVSD: technology, financing, sustainability, access and equity
HESR Session 2
(Chamarel 1)
Expanding higher-level teaching, learning, and research and strengthening research-industry linkages through innovative and alternative financing options
COVID-19 Session 2
(Chamarel 3)
How research can help assess government efforts to improve policy and practice to sustain learning during crises

DAY 3 | Friday, 21 October 2022

Time (GMT+4)
09:00 – 10:00
Plenary Session
(Chamarel 2)
Report-back on key takeaways from previous day’s discussions
General Rapporteur (Based on synthesis of group rapporteur reports): Clio Dintilhac, Senior Program Officer, Global Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation  
Presentation highlights of key cross-cutting issues to inform parallel sessions
  • Dr Martha Phiri, Director of the Human Capital, Youth and Skills Development, African Development Bank
Rapporteur: Prof. Shafika Isaacs, Associate Professor of Practice, Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg. South Africa (TBC)
10:00 – 10:30
Health Break
10:30 – 12:00
Parallel Sessions
Presentations, discussions, and key takeaways
Data Challenge
(Chamarel 2)
Tackling the data challenge in Africa’s educational systems
(Chamarel 3)
Embracing digitalisation to improve the sustainable delivery of education and training in Africa
Access and Equity
(Chamarel 4)
Improving access and equity in education and training for vulnerable populations
Side Event 14
(Chamarel 1)
Promising approaches to improving foundational learning and integrating new evidence into national policies and programs
World Bank (Accelerator Program)
12:00 – 13:30
Lunch Break
13:30 – 15:00
Final Report-Back in Plenary
(Chamarel 2)
Presentation of key recommendations to inform ADEA’s strategic plan, and Ministerial Declaration of commitment

Moderator: Dr. Asyia Kazmi, Policy Lead, Global Education, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Presenter: Mr. Albert Nsengiyumva, ADEA Executive Secretary

General Rapporteur: Clio Dintilhac, Senior Program Officer, Global Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
15:00 – 15:30
Closing Ceremony
(Chamarel 2)
Acknowledgements and closing speeches

Closing remarks: Hon. Dr. Monica Musenero. Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Uganda; Chairperson, AU STC-ESTI Bureau; ADEA Steering Committee

Official closing: Hon. Mrs. Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, G.C.S.K, Vice Prime Minister & Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Mauritius
15:30 – 15:45
Health Break
15:45 – 16:30
Press Conference
(Chamarel 4)
Mauritius Ministry of Education and ADEA representatives to participate
  • Hon. Mrs Leela Devi Dookun-Luchoomun, G.C.S.K, Vice Prime Minister & Minister of Education, Tertiary Education, Science and Technology, Mauritius
  • Mr. Albert Nsengiyumva, Executive Secretary, ADEA