Evaluation of the Adult Literacy and Education Strategy 2010 – 2015 in Mozambique
Eighty participants from national and provincial levels of Mozambique’s National Adult Literacy and Education Department (DINAEA) as well as other stakeholders recently met to take stock of the findings of an external evaluation of the Adult Literacy and Education Strategy 2010 – 2015. They formulated conclusions and recommendations for the new strategy, including the need to develop operational plans at sub-national levels.
The national seminar was organised within the framework of UNESCO’s Capacity Development for Education for All (CapEFA) Mozambique Programme, by DINAEA, in cooperation with UNESCO Maputo Office, on 17 and 18 June 2015 in Maputo. It was also attended by Armindo Ngunga, Vice-Minister of the Ministry of Education and Human Development. While acknowledging the enormous literacy challenges in the country, he made a case for a future realistic strategy which prioritises the introduction of multilingual approaches to teaching and learning as well as focusing on women.
In another seminar organised by DINAEA and UNESCO on 19 June, 40 representatives from relevant institutions at district and provincial levels discussed and planned the first steps of a pilot family learning project which will be implemented in the framework of the Malala Initiative, a Fund for Girls’ Right to Education launched by UNESCO and the Government of Pakistan last year. The seminar, which was facilitated by UIL and UNESCO Maputo, resulted in a road map indicating required actions to prepare for the implementation in the three selected pilot districts.