Tanzania works towards a new education sector plan

20 August 2015

In order to realize Vision 2025 – its vision for a sustainable learning society – Tanzania is currently developing a ten-year Education Sector Development Plan (ESDP), which will run from 2016 to 2025.

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and a multidisciplinary UNESCO team led by the International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP), took part in a workshop organized by the Tanzanian Ministry of Education and Vocational Training (MoVET) in order to provide a national team of around twenty-five senior staff members from relevant ministries, departments and institutions with support in developing the ESDP. During the workshop, which took place in Bagamoyo from 28 to 30 July 2015, the participants discussed the findings of the plan’s sector analysis and its overall strategic orientation. UIL’s role is to contribute to the further development of the non-formal and adult education sub-sector in the ESDP.

As Tanzania tackles challenges on its path towards becoming a sustainable learning society, UIL will continue to support the country in creating a forward-looking strategy that views literacy as a continuum of proficiency levels. The strategy aims to improve access to and the quality of learning, and to ensure that financial resources are provided to build an inclusive learning system.