RAMAA (Action Research: Measuring Literacy Programme Participants’ Learning Outcomes), which was launched by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) in 2011, has entered its second phase. The number of countries participating in the project has increased from five to the following twelve: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Senegal, Chad and Togo. To ensure that the needs and concerns of each country are taken into account, the ministers of education of the twelve participating countries will gather in Marrakech, Morocco, on 10 November 2016. The primary aim of the meeting, which will also be attended by other partners, is to coordinate efforts and come up with concrete suggestions for action, focusing on the following issues:
- following up on progress in the countries in a coordinated manner;
- facilitating the work of members of the national teams;
- anticipating potential challenges; and
- engaging universities and training institutions to develop a regional doctoral programme on RAMAA and support the work of the researchers and students involved.
The meeting will be co-organized by UIL and the National Agency for the Struggle against Illiteracy (ANLCA) in Morocco, with the support of the UNESCO Office in Rabat and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS).