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Ministry of Education Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. UPDATE on EQUIP COORDINATION UNIT. ( November 2013 – May 2014). Content. EQUIP Unit Learning Assessment Social Mobilization Gender mainstreaming Environmental and Social Safeguard Communication & Public Awareness.

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Update on equip coordination unit

Ministry of Education

IslamicRepublic of Afghanistan

UPDATE on EQUIP COORDINATION UNIT

(November 2013 – May 2014)


Content

Content

  • EQUIP Unit

  • Learning Assessment

  • Social Mobilization

  • Gender mainstreaming

  • Environmental and Social Safeguard

  • Communication & Public Awareness


Equip coordination unit

EQUIP Coordination Unit

  • Coordinates ARTF-WB support within MoE

  • Liaise between MoE & WB

  • Coordinate & facilitate the work of WB consultants with MoE counterparts

  • Coordinate updating and revising of the Procurement Plan

  • Coordinate & facilitate the bi-annual ISMs

  • Follow-up on Aide Memoire actions & other decisions

  • Coordinate & facilitate new initiatives such as Pilots & LA

  • Coordinate & lead SM & cross-cutting initiatives e.g., gender & ESS


Learning assessment phase i ii

Learning Assessment (phase i & ii)

  • A sample-based assessment of educational achievements of grade 6 students carried out in Pashto and Dari in 13 provinces.

  • Language and mathematics tests administered to 6377 students out of which 2784 were girls.

  • Context information gathered from students and principals

  • 68618 Pashto and 79312 Dari responses were coded for analysis

  • Report will be released by ACER in September 2014

  • Preparations for assessing Grade 3 has begun


Moe system building in la

MoE-System-building in LA

As a result of the well-sequenced training and field work, an MoE team of 12 become competent in:

  • Data entry, cleaning and management

  • Contributing to sampling frame and design of the context questionnaires

  •  Planning and coordination of field work as well as test administration

  • Evaluation & translation of test items

  • On-line coding of both open- and closed-ended responses

  • Understanding the value & utility of LA  


Social mobilization capacity enhancement

Social Mobilization (Capacity Enhancement)

  • 345 School Management Shuras established , composition 2126 SMSs improved through election(41 female)

  • Shura best-practices shared through 1 National and 1 regional conference

  • Over128 Social Mobilization Supervisors & 23 DSMs trained through three rounds of ToT Cascade (22 emerged as Master Trainers)

  • Social Mobilization LFA & strategy developed

  • Three Trainers’ Manuals, 1 SM Handbook, 1 Success Stories Booklet, 1 Induction Plan for DSMs, and DSM Diary , developed

  • A new monitoring mechanism will be in place to improve people participation (firm)


School shura key outputs

School Shura Key Outputs

  • 35552 out-of- school kids identified out of which15331 (78% boys and 22% girls) enrolled in school

  • 25151 drop-out students identified, 12514 (81% boys and 19% girls), brought back to school

  • Distribution and execution of Quality Enhancement Grant for a total value of USD2.1m to 510 schools, facilitated

  • Completion of 23 CC projects & progress of 68 (total cost > USD 8m), monitored by Social Mobilizers

  • 69 Model Schools launched (34 completed) with (total cost > USD 1m)

  • Equivalent of 266977 USD contributed by communities in all provinces (eg. Cash, Equipments, Library , Laboratory books, Computers, Greenery,Chairs,Tables,Rooms Construction,Repairing Doors Windows etc.)in 34 provinces

  • Shura planted 199,060 trees in schools as part of the spring environmental campaign.


Gender mainstreaming

Gender-mainstreaming

  • Managing the NGO conducting Drop out study

  • Women’s Participation in School Management Shuras (SMSs)

  • Management Internship Program

  • EMIS data analyses (gender- desegregated report)

  • CCT (to be re-advertised)


Environ social safeguard

Environ- & Social- Safeguard

Progress in three areas underway:

a) Policy & standards for design, cost-estimation, bidding, construction and operation phases of schools (design criteria, bidding checklist, land acquisition, survey checklist, ESMP, and safe school checklist, GR etc.)

b) Training and awareness (training plan and materials development); focal point engineers in provinces & social mobilizersToRs)

c) Monitoring and supervision to enforce standards planned & acted on

(42 of 123 donated lands registered; training conducted for EQUIP and ISD staff from 7 provinces)


Communication public awareness

Communication & Public Awareness

  • Regularly published the EQUIP two-monthly newsletter;

  • Prepared a special newsletter on Public Awareness

  • Prepared script for 30 episodes of drama

  • Public Awareness Events held in 11 provinces;


Update on equip coordination unit

Thank you!


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