From left, Albany State University professors Ganiya Olatunde, Kimberly King-Jupiter and Kimberly Fields will participate in a forum for policy dialogue on education and training in Burkina Faso in Africa.
ALBANY -- Three Albany State University educators have been invited to participate in the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Ministry of Education and Literacy of Burkina Faso Triennale on Education and Training.
ASU educators participating in the Triennale are Kimberly King-Jupiter, Kimberly Fields and Ganiya Olatunde.
The Triennale will be held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, from Sunday through Feb. 17 at the Ouagadougou 2000 International Conference Centre.
"I am ecstatic that our college will be represented at these proceedings and I hope that we can leverage our experiences in Ouagadougou to the benefit of teachers and students in Southwest Georgia," said King-Jupiter, dean of the ASU College of Education, "The struggle for a better quality of education is a global struggle and the challenges of educating students are also global. The fact that the challenges intersect at various points suggests to me that strategies for overcoming challenges might also intersect."
The 2012 ADEA Triennale is a forum for policy dialogue on education and training that will bring together African Ministers of Education, development partners, experts and stakeholders in education in Africa.
The Triennale is designed to build systems and mechanisms which develop critical knowledge, skills and qualifications to provide African countries the capacity to meet the challenges of sustainable development.
"The goal is to help create a sustainable economy, which is much like we are trying to so in Southwest Georgia right now," Fields said. "We are looking for new ideas to help the continent and us."
The Triennale participants will assist with the initiative to develop education and training systems that will provide the human capital Africa needs for its sustainable development.
The theme of the 2012 Triennale is: "Promoting critical knowledge, skills and qualifications for sustainable development in Africa: how to design and implement an effective response by education and training systems."
"Basically we want to see what resources might be available and to provide support in helping them leverage those resources," King-Jupiter said.