Assessment of Life Skills and Values in East Africa (ALiVE): A Contextualised Approach

The Assessment of life skills and values in East Africa (ALiVE) is an initiative of the Regional Education Learning Initiative (RELI), through the Values and Life Skills Thematic Cluster. In this 3-year initiative, 20 civil society organizations in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda are collaborating to: 1) Develop open-sourced contextualized assessment tools; 2) Generate large-scale evidence through a household-based assessment of adolescents (13-17 years); 3) Inform policy decisions and public awareness to focus on supporting the development of values and life skills; and 4) Develop local assessment capacities and amplify East Africa’s voice on the regional and global platforms. The initiative has prioritized the measurement of four competencies across the three countries: Self-awareness, Problem-solving, Collaboration and Respect.

The purpose of this webinar is to: 

  • Give participants the opportunity to hear about the ALiVE initiative in depth; 
  • Share the findings of the ethnographic studies that aimed at gathering a contextualized operational definition of the selected life skills and values; 
  • Illustrate the ongoing process of tools development with a focus on exploring the lessons that may have been learnt in the process of developing a contextualized assessment framework.

Webinar Recording

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  • Dr. John Mugo is Executive Director of Zizi Afrique, and the Principal Investigator, Assessment of Life skills and Values in East Africa (ALiVE)
  • Mauro Giacomazzi is the Institutional Development Advisor of Luigi Giussani Institute of Higher Education (LGIHE)
  • Dr. Purity Ngina is the Research and Assessment Manager at Zizi Afrique Foundation
  • Khadija Shariff is the Head of Programs at Milele Zanzibar Foundation

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INEE Webinar



Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE)


Learning Assessment
Social and Emotional Learning

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Region: East Africa