Friday, 28 November 2008
Former Executive Secretary of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) Mr Mamadou Ndoye was awarded the Jan Amos Comenius Medal at the International Conference on Education in Geneva, Switzerland, on 26 November 2008.
The medal, awarded by UNESCO, recognises the work of educators who have made a significant contribution to the development or renewal of education. It was established in 1992 to reward outstanding achievements in the fields of educational research and innovation as well as exceptional examples of personal devotion to education and the ideals of UNESCO.
Mr Ndoye was Executive Secretary of ADEA from 2001 to 2008. He served as Minister of Basic Education and National Languages of Senegal from 1993 to 1998 and was also World Bank Coordinator of the United Nations Special Initiative for Africa. He is Chairman of the Education for All Network in Africa (REPTA), Vice-Chairman of the Paul Gérin-Lajoie Foundation, and a member of the Governing Board of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).
FAWE, a member of the ADEA Steering Committee, was awarded the Jan Amos Comenius Medal in 1994.
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