Haiti - Education : Towards an Education Capacity Building Plan for the country
With support from the European Union, the two-day workshop is part of a larger project coordinated by the UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP-UNESCO) and the Ministry of National Education and Vocational Training (MENFP).
Bringing together some 40 participants from all the DDEs, the central Ministry, and development partners, the workshop provides an opportunity to validate and discuss a just released diagnostic report on the planning capacities of the Haitian education administration.
The origins of this report, conducted by IIEP, are rooted in the country’s shift towards deconcentrating Haiti’s public administration and the overall acknowledgement that the DDE’s will need to play an expanded role in managing the education system. The core question at the workshop is to define together – with both the central and local education authorities – the next steps for how to move towards deconcentration.
Watch this video with DDE staff who are currently training at IIEP in Paris (video is in French)
Strengthening the system, from administration to the classroom
Overall, the diagnostic found that despite a common set of challenges facing education and society at large – including political instability, natural disasters, and poor governance –there are numerous areas where it is possible to implement feasible solutions to improve the planning and managerial functions of the MENFP and DDEs.
At the institutional level, the report found :
At the organizational level, the report found :
At the individual level, the report found:
Paving the way forward :
During the workshop, discussions around all these areas from the diagnostic report will lay the foundation for the development of a detailed and budgeted capacity development plan. This plan will enable educational officials at the departmental level to better implement Haiti’s national vision for education.