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Register now for the Africa Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development (starting December 2013 in Tanzania)



For the third consecutive year, the IBE, the Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE), the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) and UNESCO partners (BREDA, IICBA, ED/THE) are jointly organizing the Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development in Africa. The Diploma will begin in December 2013 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, with an intensive two-week face-to-face session and will then continue over thirty weeks during the online phase throughout the academic year.

The Diploma provides training and capacity development on curricular issues with an international comparative perspective, to contribute to the achievement of equitable quality education. It is a conceptual and methodological tool for strengthening capacities for curricular analysis, review, evaluation, design and development at macro, meso and micro levels of the education system, with an emphasis on the school level. The Diploma is intended for diverse audiences including education policymakers, planners, curriculum developers, educators, principals, supervisors, teacher trainers, quality assurance officers, researchers, international staff and other partners in education at the local and regional levels. Previous participants have reported high appreciation for the international component of the Diploma, which allowed them to exchange with counterparts from all over Africa and from other parts of the world.

The course is based on the UNESCO-IBE’s "Training Tools for Curriculum Development: A Resource Pack" (TTCD) and associated thematic modules (e.g. school-based curricula and competency-based approaches). It also utilizes additional resources tailored to the region, including an anthology of curriculum-related articles and hand-outs on curricular debates, policy dialogue, education reforms, inclusive education, the role of teachers and the role of assessment.


  • Angela Katabaro, Coordinator of the Diploma: kokukunisa(at) or angela.katabaro(at)