EENET Eastern Africa
What is EENET Eastern Africa?
EENET Eastern Africa (EENET-EA) - established in late 2007 - is an affiliate of global EENET. It is a network of individuals and organisations with different backgrounds and from different parts of the Eastern Africa Region who share a set of common values.
EENET-EA covers Burundi, Rwanda, Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya and Tanzania. The network is facilitated by a team of volunteers who have a diversity of perspectives representing inclusive and learner-friendly education initiatives in different countries of the region.
EENET-EA aims to involve all countries of the Eastern Africa Region in its efforts and activities. It is currently working towards registering as an NGO and seeking funding to expand its networking and information sharing activities across the region.
- a region where all learners, regardless of their diverse abilities or backgrounds, have access to quality education.
- to promote inclusive and learner-friendly education systems and practices in Eastern Africa that will ensure access to quality education for all learners - regardless of their diverse abilities or backgrounds - through sharing of information, ideas and experiences.
EENET Eastern Africa:
- will adhere to the principles of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, and will encourage and advocate for their implementation among member countries
- is committed to effective participation of key stakeholders in inclusive education
- is committed to accessing and sharing information and promising practice from around the world that would improve access to quality education for vulnerable learners in the region.
- Email discussion group: through this group, members share their experiences of inclusive education, ask each other questions, distribute documents, etc. If you would like to join the e-group, email a request to: . Remember to tell us who you are and why you are interested in joining this discussion group.
- Newsletter: the Eastern Africa network is compiling a regional newsletter, containing articles about a range of inclusive education activities. If you would like to submit an article for the newsletter, please email the network coordinator on:
- Translation: the regional network has supported global EENET with translating the Young Voices materials into Kiswahili, and will continue to support work to translate more inclusive education materials.
If you would like to contact the Eastern Africa network co-ordinator - Evena Massae - by post, please write to:
PO Box 71434
Dar es Salaam