Home » National Consultation held on the IGAD Teacher Training Initiative; IGAD to forge strong partnership with Sudanese universities
The discussion with the universities focused on strengthening partnership between IGAD and higher education institutions for enhanced regional cooperation and people-to-people interaction, including through scholarship opportunities. The leadership of the two universities appreciated IGAD’s commitment to cooperate with universities and expressed readiness to collaborate with IGAD on a number of areas of common interest including research, innovation and exchange programs. They also stressed the importance of developing and implementing a Regional Qualification Framework to allow certification, mutual recognition, and accreditation of learning outcomes among IGAD member states – one of the objectives of the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration.
Looking forward, IGAD and the universities have agreed to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and to plan common activities. Moreover, IGAD and the Ministry of Education agreed to continue to work together, especially on promoting access to quality education for refugees, returnees and host communities in the context of the Djibouti Declaration.