Kenya picked to host qualifications conference starting today

KNQA Acting Director General Dr. Alice Kande speaks during a past forum. Photo Courtesy.

Kenya will host a continental conference on the implementation of the Africa Continental Qualifications Framework (ACQF) from October 9-13, 2023 at Fairview Hotel, Nairobi.

The Programme, funded by the European Training Foundation (ETF) and led by the African Union Commission, chose Kenya’s KNQA as its host to transform education and workforce development in Africa.

The Cabinet Secretary (CS) for Education Ezekiel Machogu will address the gathering of experts from across the continent.

ACQF-II is a comprehensive platform bringing together educators, policymakers, industry leaders, and stakeholders to collaborate on a unified qualifications framework, promoting mobility and recognition of qualifications across borders in Africa and beyond.

Some of the key features of the programme include:

  1. Networking and Collaboration: Facilitates connections, knowledge sharing, and innovative problem-solving in the field of education and qualifications recognition in Africa.
  1. Capacity Building: Offers workshops, training, and resources to enhance the understanding and implementation of the African Continental Qualifications Framework.
  1. Policy Development: Engages policymakers in shaping future qualifications recognition policies, promoting harmonization and standardization.
  1. Best Practices: Highlights successful case studies and best practices from countries and institutions aligning with the ACQF.
  1. International Collaboration: Encourages global partnerships to support the ACQF’s objectives and gain worldwide recognition for African qualifications.

By Viola Chepkemoi

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