Organisers: ADEA & GEMR Team

Title: Launch of the Africa Spotlight Report Series initiative

Date: Thursday, 20th October 2022

Time: 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM Mauritius time (GMT+4)

Venue: Le Méridien Île Maurice

Storyline: Launch of Born to Learn, the first in the Spotlight report series on basic education completion and foundational learning in Africa by the Association for the Development of Education in Africa and the Global Education Monitoring Report. The report synthesizes evidence on completion rates and levels of minimum learning proficiency in the continent, informing the debate on national SDG 4 / CESA benchmarks. Drawing on five country reports and a series of case studies from all African regions, it presents good practices aimed at improving foundational learning and offers recommendations on key actions to support policy dialogue through established African Union peer learning mechanisms.


  • Hon. Dr. Valentine Uwamariya, Minister of Education, Rwanda
  • Hon. John Ntim Fordjour, Deputy Minister of Education, Ghana
  • Ms Josephine Lutta Kiyenje, Senior Project Lead, Spotlight series, GEM Report
  • Mr Albert Nsengiyumva, Executive Secretary, ADEA
  • Mr Adoumtar Noubator, Director, AU Pan-African Institute of Education for Development (IPED)

General Rapporteur:  Clio Dintilhac, Senior Program Officer, Global Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation