To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Netherlands Association for Africa Studies (NVAS), NVAS, NUFFIC and HHS are organizing a two-day conference on the theme “Education for life in Africa”, assuming that quality education will indeed equip students better for life, but wondering about what constitutes good quality education. The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for education stakeholders in Africa – researchers, practitioners, teachers, policymakers, sponsors and consumers – to exchange ideas about how to attain and sustain quality at all levels of education in Africa, from the basic to the tertiary level, from academic to vocational training.
Sustainable development can only be attained when individuals and groups have the tools to adapt to local circumstances and make them work for the wider community. Education should provide these tools. The focus of the conference is on the quality of education, where the goal of good quality education is to prepare recipients for both civil and professional life by equipping them with the appropriate attitude, knowledge and skills. This conference aims to enhance our understanding of this process.
Organizing committee: Anneke Breedveld (NVAS), Jos Walenkamp (HHS), Jan Jansen (NVAS), Beer Schröder (NUFFIC)
Partners: NVAS, HHS, NUFFI
Date: 19 May 2017 – 20 May 2017
Location: The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Johanna Westerdijkplein 75, Den Haag (a 5 minute-walk from Den Haag HS)
Registration: The registration fee is € 100 (€ 80 for NVAS members, € 50 for students BA-MA; student pass required).
Early bird rates:
– Registration before 15 February: € 80,- (€ 60 for NVAS)
– Registration before 15 March: € 90 (€ 70 for NVAS)
Please register via this form.