G8 Gleneagles Africa Statement

Sectors : Education capacity, Primary and basic education, Higher education
Organisation : G8
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Commitments in: Education - Education capacity

“18. We will work to achieve these aims by:

(a) Working with African governments, respecting their ownership, to invest more in better education, extra teachers and new schools. This is made more crucial by the number of teachers dying from AIDS. As part of this effort, we will work to support the Education for All agenda in Africa, including continuing our support for the Fast Track Initiative (FTI) and our efforts to help FTI-endorsed countries to develop sustainable capacity and identify the resources necessary to pursue their sustainable educational strategies. Our aim is that every FTI-elected country will develop the capacity and have the resources necessary to implement their sustainable education strategies.”


Commitments in: Education - Higher education

“18. We will work to achieve these aims by: …

…(b) Helping develop skilled professionals for Africa’s private and public sectors, through supporting networks of excellence between African’s and other countries’ institutions of higher education and centres of excellence in science and technology institutions. In this respect, we look forward to the outcome of the second phase of the World Summit on the Information Society taking place in November in Tunis.”