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.
In this regard, District Health Information Software for Education (DHIS2) extends the DHIS2 software platform from the health sector to the education sector for the collection, analysis, visualization and use of individual and aggregated data. educational institutions.
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.”
For his part, Mod Secka, Permanent Secretary of MoHERST, stressed that the importance of data and statistics in decision-making processes is invaluable, adding that he is delighted to be associated with such an important conference and to have the opportunity to learn from the experts present.
Minister of Basic and Secondary Education, Claudiana A. Cole, said she understood that the DHIS2 Academy is the first of its kind for the education sector, and that the Banjul Conference was born out of the relationship forged from the Global Partnership for Education Data Roundtable. (GPE).
She recognizes the opportunities that the program will provide to participants, adding, “Recognizing the opportunities that the University of Oslo and its West Africa HISPS partners provide to motivate and promote a more holistic institutional framework by encouraging and leveraging institutional capacities and best practices, to find a sustainable solution to the data challenge, supported by a multi-stakeholder approach.”
The Minister of Basic Education also said that she believes that people come and go, but systems remain, adding that the sustainability of robust data systems depends on the ecosystem that is demonstrated in this meeting.
Gambia: Mobse launches international conference and training program on SDG4
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