of Education for All campaign Network (EFANet), Friday organised a capacity
building training targeted to create a platform for the Network as a national
education coalition to take stock of its successes and challenges through the
sharing of information and status updates on the programs and activities, on
its advocacy for access to quality education for all in The Gambia.
Board chairperson Bakary Badjie said members provide a platform to share information with partners on lessons learnt and best practices as well as to develop partnership and networking opportunities.
He said EFANet has over the years undergone great transformation to promote inclusion and representation from civil society with regards to the diversity of its membership at both national, grassroots and chapter levels.
He further highlighted that EFANet 2019-2024 strategic plan will guide the strategic objectives of the network. “Hence, I would like to call on all member organisations and partners to support the implementation of the strategic plan.”
Andrew Gomez, monitoring and evaluation officer at the Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education presented on MOBSE mandate in which he said the ministry assumes the policy oversight responsibility and facilitation and supervision of Basic and Secondary education to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of non-discriminatory and all-inclusive, responsive, relevant and quality Basic and Secondary education.
He highlighted the ministry’s strategic plans, including investing in people through improved education and also to enhance access to quality and affordable early childhood education nationwide. He said the ministry has been doing joint reviews with the local education group meetings, Senior Management Team, cluster monitoring etc.