Skip to main content

May 23, 2024, (Djibouti, Djibouti): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) is organising for the 4th Conference of Ministers in Charge of Education Entebbe, Uganda, scheduled from 27th to 30th May, 2024. Themed “Towards Quality and Inclusive Education for All,” this conference is expected to endorse the IGAD Regional Qualifications Framework. It will also review achievements since the 3rd ministerial conference in March 2022 and address educational challenges faced by refugees, returnees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and host communities in the IGAD region.

Through collaborative efforts with stakeholders like GIZ, UNHCR, UNESCO, UNICEF, ECW, and the European Union, IGAD implements strategies in education, science, technology, and innovation aligned with Agenda 2063 and SDG4, promoting access to quality education for vulnerable populations.

Building on past initiatives such as the Djibouti Declaration and Plan of Action, the conference aims to review progress in implementing the Djibouti Declaration and the Addis Ababa Call for Action. It will also adopt a strategy for implementing educational programs in the context of 2024 as the African Year of Education under the theme “Educate Africa Fit for the 21st Century,” addressing education needs, especially in conflict-affected areas.

With participation from member states’ education ministries, refugee agencies, and partner organizations, the conference fosters diverse dialogue, advancing regional cooperation in education.

IGAD remains committed to supporting member states in building resilient education systems and providing equitable learning opportunities, particularly for those affected by displacement and crisis.

For more information on the event:

Kebede Kassa Tsegaye, PhD

Senior Coordinator, Education, Science, Technology & Innovation – Health, and Social Development Division


For media interviews and invitations:

Austine Opata

Head of Communications Unit


For more IGAD information and updates, follow:

PRESS RELEASE – IGAD set to Convene the 4th Conference of Ministers in Charge of Education V2 copy

Close Menu