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Africa regional Postgraduate Training Programmes

Launched in October 2011, the Africa regional Postgraduate Diploma course intends to strengthen institutional capacities of member states on Curriculum Design and Development. From 2016, the Postgraduate Diploma is being supplemented by a Master's programme  in Curriculum Design and Development.
Participants of the IBE-UNESCO Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development, Tanzania 2013


As of today, the African Postgraduate Diploma has trained 229 experts from 39 countries worldwide, with a 94% of satisfaction. The Postgraduate Diploma combines a two-week face-to-face session – comprising workshops, roundtables, school visits and conferences animated by distinguished international and national experts – and online learning sessions and activities over a period of nine months. From 2016, the Postgraduate Diploma is being supplemented by a Master's programme  in Curriculum Design and Development, entirely hosted at the Open University of Tanzania.  These two training programmes are mainly addressed to policymakers, planners, curriculum designers and developers, educators, principals, supervisors, teacher trainers, teachers and researchers. They represent a crucial and unique opportunity for reframing visions of curriculum, education and even of society within Education 2030 and Sustainable Development Goal 4 both geared towards “ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all”.

These initiatives are being supported and implemented by the International Bureau of Education, UNESCO’s Regional Bureau for Education in Africa (BREDA) and UNESCO's Section of Teacher Development (ED/ESC/TED), in collaboration with the Open University of Tanzania (OUT). It is made possible due to the generous support of the Norway commission and UNESCO-Hamdan bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Prize for Outstanding Practice and Performance in Enhancing the Effectiveness of Teachers.

Next face-to face

The exact date will be announced shortly.

For any further question please contact: 
  • The Dean, Faculty of Education, Open University of Tanzania: dfed@out.ac.tz
  • Lili Ji, Assistant Programme Specialist, UNESCO International Bureau of Education: l.ji@unesco.org