Gambia: Mobse launches international conference and training program on SDG4

The Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, in partnership with the Department of Computer Science, University of Oslo, launched a five-day international conference and training program in The Gambia on Monday, April 25, 2022.

The conference is focused on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4 (quality education) which calls for the use of data to guide improved learning outcomes and equitable access to education.

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The conference brought together different representatives of organizations, ministries and experts from around the world to give them the opportunity to engage in more in-depth discussions on strengthening EMIS data, with the participation of colleagues from IPED, ADEA , UNESCO UIS and GPE.

Adama Jimba Jobe, Deputy Permanent Secretary of MoBSE who also chaired the convergence, gave a brief explanation of what should be achieved from the five-day conference.

Louis Moses Mendy, Permanent Secretary of MoBSE, in his welcome address said the following:

“I am overwhelmed by the diversity and heterogeneous nature of the participants in this conference. This conference will allow participants to learn from each other and explore networks within the framework of global South-South cooperation. I therefore urge you to interact and participate as actively as possible, during this week of sharing good practices.”