The UNESCO Nairobi Office was asked by the National Assembly of Kenya to organise a meeting and documentation for the Eastern Africa Group of the Forum for African Parliamentarians on Education (FAPED). The Eastern Africa Group is composed of Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda and the United Republic of Tanzania. This fact book has been prepared for these countries. It presents existing information from various sources on indicators of development with specific attention to education. Its intent is to provide a brief synopsis of education. A key objective of FAPED is to raise awareness among parliamentarians about issues relating to education and through that influencing them to give close attention to problems facing education in their respective countries. FAPED is expected to promote the right to education by ensuring that parliamentarians work effectively with governments, civil society, communities and other partners to introduce or strengthen legislation on the provision of free and compulsory primary education. FAPED will work to mobilise political commitment and advocate for the resources needed to achieve Education For All (EFA) by 2015.
UNESCO Office Nairobi and Regional Bureau for Science in Africa
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