On Tuesday, November 8, 2022 at the Maison de la Presse [house of the press] in Niamey, under the presidency of the Minister of National Education, Prof. Ibrahim Natatou, Niger officially launched the KIX Africa 21 program in the presence of Dr. Maïmouna SISSOKO-TOURE, Coordinator of the KIX Africa 21 hub and of the representative of the Technical and Financial Partners in Niger involved in the field of education.
Bringing together about 60 participants from different stakeholders in education (Ministry, private sectors and civil society), this workshop was an opportunity to make a global presentation of the program and its missions.
During her intervention, the Coordinator of the KIX Africa hub emphasized the strong message supported by the KIX program, which is a realization of the synergy of three strong Francophonie institutions, each one working for a high-quality education. Prof Ibrahim Natatou recognized the successful initiative that KIX represents and which offers the opportunity to improve the performance of the education system in Niger through the culture of knowledge-sharing and innovations.
By proceeding with this official launch, Niger joins other countries in the KIX Africa 21 hub and reaffirms its willingness to capitalize on and share good practices and/or successful experiences in education. The activity paves the way for other innovation and knowledge selection and documentation workshops.
As a reminder, the KIX program is a joint global initiative of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The KIX Africa 21 hub, which covers 21 African countries, is managed by AUF, CONFEMEN and IFEF/OIF.