Minister round table: Challenges and opportunities in using evidence to improve the management and governance of education systems

Location: Amphitheatre


This first day will be dedicated to the three days of the symposium. Ministers will share their countries'
experiences in managing and using data to inform public education policies. Questions will be addressed,
among others: What data policies exist in each country and what measures have been taken to encourage
the sharing and use of factual data (academic, demographic, EMIS, etc.)? What are the current challenges in
a knowledge-based and digital society in which everything is increasingly based on factual and transparent
elements? These issues should give rise to exchanges on elements of the political, technical and technological
aspects as well as on the organisational aspects relating to the management, governance and steering of the
education system.

Expected results:

  • Participants have a better understanding of the situation in 4 countries regarding the use of evidence in the steering and management of the education system;
  • Country mechanisms and policies are shared with participants;
  • Prospects for improvement are discussed and commitments are made to make better use of evidence to effectively guide public education policies.


  • Pr Abdel Rahamane BABA-MOUSSA, Secrétaire Général de la CONFEMEN


  • H.E. Mr. Moukadas NOURE, Minister of Primary, Secondary, Technical and Literacy Education of the Central African Republic;
  • H.E. Mr. Komlan Dodzi KOKOROKO, Minister of Primary, Secondary, Technical and Handicrafts
  • Education of Togo;
  • H.E. Mr. Conrad Sackey, Minister of Education of Sierra Leone;
  • H.E. Ms Evelyn NDLOVU, Minister of Primary and Secondary Education of Zimbabwe.
  • H.E. Mr. Youssouf TAKIDDINE, Minister of National Education, Education, Scientific Research, Training and Professional Integration of the Union of the Comoros
  • H.E. Ms. Mariatou KONÉ, Minister of National Education and Literacy, Côte d'Ivoire

Moderator's opening remarks (5 minutes)

Reporting: Eyerusalem Azmeraw & Africa 21