Organisers: African Union Commission/IPED, ADEA & UNESCO GEMR

Topic: Knowledge sharing and peer learning

Title: Leveraging Education Analysis for Results Network (LEARN), the African Union basic education peer learning mechanism

Date: Wednesday, 19th October 2022

Time: 08:30 AM – 10:00 AM Mauritius time (GMT+4)

Venue: Le Méridien Île Maurice

Storyline: Seeks to advance the AU CESA 16-25 and SDG 4 shared vision of education, improve the analysis and reporting of learning outcomes in the sector, support peer learning and accountability among countries, and raise up champions and advocates for education. Through the CESA clusters, AU provides a continental platform for dialogue and peer learning based on evidence including from Spotlight regional report and country reports.

Objective: Leverage the AU CESA Clusters and policy-level platforms to operationalize the peer learning mechanism in basic education.

Expected outcome:  AU CESA Cluster on Education Planning facilitates the launch of the Africa Spotlight 2022 Report and Peer Learning Mechanism on Day 2. This will further the AU's Agenda 2063 and CESA 16-25 human capital formation and advanced skills development objectives.

Moderator: Ms Josephine Lutta Kiyenje, Senior Project Lead, Spotlight series, GEM Report

Rapporteur: Nicholas Ouma, Senior Youth Advisor, Education, Science, Technology & Innovation Department, African Union Commission

Video message: Prof. Mohamed Belhocine, Commissioner for Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation, African Union Commission

Opening remarks: Mr. Albert Nsengiyumva, Executive Secretary, ADEA

Spotlight & Peer learning Mechanism: Dr. Manos Antoninis, Director, UNESCO GEMR

Spotlight countries:

  • Ministry of Education, Ghana
  • Ministry of Education, Rwanda


  • Dr. Hungi Njora, Focal Point, CESA Cluster on Teacher Development, UNESCO IICBA
  • Dr. Gertrude Namubiru, Secretary General, African Curriculum Association, CESA Cluster on Curriculum Development (virtual)
  • Mr Adoumtar Noubator, Director, AU Pan-African Institute of Education for Development (IPED)