A consultative workshop with non-state actors to discuss the transparency and accountability challenges

CERC held a consultative workshop on 26 July 2021 with state and non-state actors, including parents’ organizations, teachers’ unions and schools’ management bodies to discuss transparency and accountability issues in education sector.

This consultative workshop was organized as part of the project “Students Acting for the Accountability and quality of education in the Democratic Republic of Congo” to:

  • assess the understanding of key actors and their capacity to implement anti-corruption and transparency measures in the education sector.
  • discuss the transparency and accountability challenges, and
  • discuss innovative approaches to transparency and accountability in the Congolese education sector.

19 participants representing organizations such as the National Parents Association (ANAPECO), Catholic Schools Parents Association (APEC), Protestant Schools Parents Association (APEP), National Teachers Union (SYECO), the League of the African Zone for the Défense of the Rights of Children and Students (LIZADEL), the National Coalition of Education for All (CONEPT DRC) , Catholic Schools Teachers Union (SYNECATH) and Protestant Schools Teachers Union (SYNEP), among others, took part in this consultative workshop.

On July 27, 20 senior education officials are expected to attend the second day of this consultation to discuss student participation in education policy and budget development.