INTERREGIONAL DIALOGUE

Education and development in Latin America, the Caribbean and Africa

Shared solutions for common challenges in the context of the African Year of Education 2024

July 22 – 25, 2024 – Addis Abeba (Ethiopia)

Everything you need to know about the Addis Abeba event

About the Interregional Dialogue

The African Union Commission, Brazil’s Ministry of Education, the CAPES Foundation, and OBREAL ,with the support of the Association of African Universities and ENLACES, are co-organizing a political, academic and scientific interregional dialogue on current issues relating to education and development in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean.

The aim of the dialogue is to work on the common agenda of development and education and to discuss joint solutions for the complex challenges faced by all of these regions.

Call of Interest Addis Ababa

Relevant documents

Logistical information

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Registration is open until May 28th

ROAD TO ADDIS

The biggest event of this Interregional Dialogue is the meeting that we will hold in the AAU headquarters on July 22-25, but before that, there are several activities that OBREAL has organized together with different actors from different regions.

Courses

We have designed and developed three interregional courses on topics of great international importance. All courses are designed from the interregional perspective that is unique to OBREAL. A perspective that has also become evident in the participants. More than 1,500 people from more than 60 countries have registered for the first two courses. A number that shows the importance and the relevance of creating interregional connections and perspectives to face common challenges.

1

Unlocking the potential of Biotechnology in Food Production

Coorganized by OBREAL and the Federal University of Agriculture Abekouta (Nigeria)

2

Towards the Engaged Universities

Towards the Engaged Universities, coorganized with SARUA

3

Rethinking higher education policy from an interregional perspective

Coorganized with University of Namibia

Events

All courses are designed from the interregional perspective that is unique to OBREAL. A perspective that has also become evident in the participants. More than 1,500 people from more than 60 countries have registered for the first two courses. A number that shows the importance and the relevance of creating interregional connections and perspectives to face common challenges.

Stronger Interregional Presence

Since we believe in South-South-North cooperation, we have strengthened our presence in the south with the opening of a new office for South America. OBREAL’s new office promotes dialogue and cooperation from South America to other regions in the South and in the North.

About the previous events

The next interregional dialogue on education and development to be held in Addis Ababa is the promised follow-up to previous events that set the tone for an interregional political and policy dialogue on education and development.

The Barcelona, Buenos Aires and Windhoek events gathered representatives from the African Union and CELAC member states, and representatives of continental, regional and national university associations to initiate a debate on the role of universities and university systems in sustainable development and regional and continental integration, and establish a roadmap for action.

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