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Supporting Angolan curriculum transformation and strengthening cooperation with the CPLP region: UNESCO International Bureau of Education (UNESCO-IBE) and the Angolan Ministry of Education co-organize a fundraising roundtable



UNESCO-IBE and the Angolan Ministry of Education will co-organize a fundraising round table on 6th May 2022 at Hotel Epic Sana in Luanda, Angola with the objectives :
  • To raise awareness on UNESCO-IBE’s activities ;
  • To sign an Agreement for cooperation between UNESCO-IBE and the Angolan Ministry of Education ;
  • To enable resource mobilization for improving education quality through curriculum transformation in Angola.
The event will be chaired by His Excellency, Mr. Manuel José Nunes Júnior, Minister of Estado and the Economic Coordination of Angola, representing His Excellency, João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço, President of the Republic of Angola. It will count on the lectures of Her Excellency, Mrs. Luisa Maria Alves Grilo, Minister of Education of Angola, Ms. Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education Mr. Yao Ydo, Director of UNESCO-IBE members of the Angolan Executive, members of the diplomatic corps, businessmen, academic institutions, and civil society.
Her Excellency, Mrs. Luisa Grilo, Minister of Education expressed that : "Angola is entering a process of revision of its curriculum to give better coherence and relevance to its education system to improve learning outcomes. In the context of COVID-19, and the impact of climate change on societies, Angola is facing, among other issues, challenges to adapt its curricula in view of its education system to be increasingly resilient and to better anticipate future educational disruptions. To impetus such a change, resource mobilization is key. The round table on May 6 will contribute to fundraising for the UNESCO-IBE technical support to Angola. UNESCO-IBE’s technical expertise and expansive knowledge base, together with the support of donors, will be instrumental for effective curriculum changes in the country. ”
For Mr. Yao Ydo, Director of UNESCO-IBE : "Angola has requested support from UNESCO-IBE to assist with this process. UNESCO-IBE developed a Mid-Term Strategy for 2022-2025, that contains the necessary actions and strategies to support national capacity building in curriculum and the improvement of Education quality in Angola and other Lusophone countries in Africa. UNESCO-IBE is committed to providing policy advice, technical support and capacity building to accompany Angola in strengthening its curriculum development capabilities." 
The round table will also give rise to a unique opportunity for Angola and African countries through public and private partnerships to work together to mobilize domestic resources to meet the education challenges facing their countries today, without solely relying on external funding as well as reinforcing the cooperation and expansion of the UNESCO-IBE initiatives to additional Member States. Having gained the presidency of the CPLP until 2023, Angola is in an opportune position to lead this effort across the Community of Lusophone countries. The election of Mr. Aldo Sambo, an Angolan Board member in the UNESCO-IBE, presents promising avenues of institutional cooperation between the UNESCO-IBE and the Government of Angola.