Study on a viable alternative approach to educating young people from nomadic/pastoralist communities in self-empowerment: the case of Burkina Faso, Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Mauritania and Kenya

This paper is the result of a study conducted by a team of African experts covering various African countries (Burkina Faso, Kenya, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Nigeria) on the crucial issue of literacy education for nomadic people. It has been produced for the ADEA Trienniale, and is a summary of extensive field and desk research. The study offers a wealth of useful analysis as well as practical and realistic proposals. The objective of this study is to gain a clearer insight into the different aspects of the issue, with a view to proposing a viable alternative to improve education systems in different countries, in order to take account of the special lifestyle of pastoralists/nomads. All education must be broad and inclusive, offering all citizens pathways between opportunities to learn and opportunities to contribute to nation building. It must thus include alternative approaches that will facilitate the empowerment of young pastoralists.

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Promoting critical knowledge, skills and qualifications for sustainable development in Africa:How to design and implement an effective response through education and training systems?
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