In partnership with the UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office in Abuja, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) will hold its third RAMAA (Recherche-action sur la mesure des apprentissages des bénéficiaires des programmes d’alphabétisation) II technical workshop from 14 to 16 November 2017 in Cotonou, Benin.
RAMAA is an action research initiative of UIL to measure the learning outcomes of literacy programmes in French-speaking African countries. The project is currently in its second phase, with 12 countries participating: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Mali, Morocco, Niger, Senegal and Togo.
The objective of November’s workshop is to strengthen the capacities of stakeholders from the 12 countries to develop reference frameworks. Representatives from the participating countries will come together to discuss:
- finalization of the RAMAA II harmonized competency frameworks;
- the structure of the RAMAA II assessment framework;
- the work plan of each participating country in line with the RAMAA II calendar of activities, particularly for 2018, and the additional technical support required for some countries;
- preparatory arrangements with regard to the organization of the second ministerial meeting, set to take place on 4 December 2017 in Dakar, Senegal.
Other participants at the meeting will include specialists from UIL, the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), related UNESCO field offices (Abuja, Abidjan, Bamako, Chad, Dakar, Kinshasa and Yaoundé), and external experts from the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF), the CONFEMEN’s Programme for Analyzing Education Systems (PASEC), the Swiss Cooperation Offices in Mali and Benin, and the African Development Bank (AfDB).