Accelerated Education

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I Inactive

Key Information

Recently, ten country teams from throughout Africa gathered in Uganda to attend a hands-on Accelerated Education (AE) training developed by the Accelerated Education Working Group (AEWG) with support from ECCN and USAID. Teams consisted of representatives from Ministries of Education, USAID, the UN, and implementing partners. Organizers carefully selected attendees to ensure that the training would translate into concrete improvements in AE design and delivery in Burundi, DRC, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, and Uganda. The workshop was built around AEWG’s Accelerated Education: 10 Principles for Effective Practice, which are divided into four areas: learners, teachers, program management, and alignment with Ministry of Education policy and frameworks—and which provide concrete action points under each principle to guide and improve program quality. Attendees participated in activities dedicated to each principle to get an in-depth understanding of each area. In addition, each country team presented on its unique AE situation. Participants learned about AE research in Uganda from researchers from the Peace Research Institute, Oslo (PRIO), and Pincer Research, and then used that knowledge to improve their AE learning agendas.

Lead Implementing Organization(s)


North America, Sub-Saharan Africa

Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan, Uganda, United States of America

Government Affiliation

Non-governmental program


2019 - 2019


Not applicable or unknown

Ministry Affiliation


COVID-19 Response


Geographic Scope

Global / regional

Areas of Work Back to Top

Education areas


  • School quality
  • Teacher training


  • Other academic performance-related

Cross-cutting areas

  • Other

Program participants

Target Audience(s)

Boys (both in school and out of school), Girls (both in school and out of school), Youth


Not applicable or unknown

School Enrolment Status

Some in school

School Level

Not applicable or unknown

Other populations reached

  • Teachers - female
  • Teachers - male

Participants include

Not applicable or unknown

Program Approaches Back to Top

Access to school

  • Alternative learning centers/mobile schools/home schools

Policy/legal environment

  • Advocating changes to existing laws/policies
  • Developing/promoting new laws/policies


  • Pre-service teacher training – pedagogy general

Program Goals Back to Top

Education goals

  • Improved academic skills (literacy and numeracy)

Cross-cutting goals

  • Increased agency and empowerment
  • Increased employment/job-related skills