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Partnerships in HE: Norway’s support to the education sector. Education is job number one!. The education strategy. Education - Job number 1, Norwegian Strategy for Delivering Education for All by 2015 was launched in January 2003. http://www.odin.dep.no/filarkiv/168658/utdanning-eng.pdf

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Partnerships in he norway s support to the education sector

Partnerships in HE: Norway’s support to the education sector

Education is job number one!


The education strategy

The education strategy

  • Education - Job number 1, Norwegian Strategy for Delivering Education for All by 2015 was launched in January 2003.

  • http://www.odin.dep.no/filarkiv/168658/utdanning-eng.pdf

  • General

    • Holistic approach (all levels of the education system)

    • Sector programmes emphasised - country ownership

    • Donor co-ordination - ease the burden on recipient countries

    • Capacity building and decentralisation


The education strategy1

The education strategy

  • Continued emphasis:

    • Girls and women (particularly through UNICEF)

    • Quality (especially teacher education, e.g. in The Palestinian Areas, Madagascar, Angola)

    • HIV/AIDS and education (e.g. Zambia)


Strategy for strengthening research and higher education 1999

Strategy for strengthening research and higher education (1999)

  • To help build up research competence in developing countries

  • To promote South-South collaboration

  • To promote a dialogue with research institutions in the south as a part of an integrated Norwegian - South policy

  • To strengthen competence and capacity in key subject areas of strategic importance to recipient countries and where Norwegian institutions have particular expertise and competence.


Education assistance by sector 2001 og 2002

Education assistance by sector, 2001 og 2002


Examples of channels of support he related to efa and mdg goals

Examples of channels of support:HE related to EFA and MDG goals

  • Pilot program: research and partnherships within teacher education (2005-2007)

  • NUFU program for institutional partnership in HE and research: research programs on language of instruction, Research, Innovation and Postgraduate Competence Building in Special Needs Education towards Inclusion" - Ethiopia - Uganda - Norway

  • Institutional partnerships TE: Bangladesh (training of trainers)Zambia (HIV/Aids, multi-grade teaching

  • Norad Fellowship Program (M.Phil in Int. and comparative education)


Linking he to efa and mdg goals some challenges

Linking HE to EFA and MDG Goals: Some challenges

  • Maintaining a holistic approach to education

    (Norwegian support to HE decreasing)

  • Perceiving and using synergy effects of HE and research to reach EFA and MDG goals

  • Developing theory on direct and indirect links between HE and Poverty Reduction

  • Institutions of higher learning: Maintaining a proper balance between autonomy and social responsibility


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