EiE Capacity Gap Analysis: West and Central Africa Region

Save the Children, along with other EiE implementors, has been steadily increasing EiE programming in WCA due to the growing number and duration of complex crises affecting education in the region. To support this increase in programming, there is also a need to invest in strengthening EiE programming capacity to ensure timely  and quality implementation. To further inform the detail and direction of EiE capacity strengthening both for its own staff and sector partners, SC commissioned a regional EiE capacity gap analysis (CGA) for West and Central Africa (WCA). This report aims to generate learning on capacity gaps among EiE practitioners operating in the WCA region. In doing so, it aims to guide and enrich the design and content of future EiE capacity strengthening initiatives in the region, while advocating for its importance.

Using a mixed method approach including desk review, online survey, and key informant interviews (KII), the study has been informed by over SO participants, from national and international nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), UN agencies, and education ministries, representing more than a dozen countries within the region of WCA. The results have been analysed toestablish an overview of EiE competency levels within the region, including key capacity gaps, and the preferred professional development (PD) modalities for addressing them.

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Vocational and Skills Training
Professional Development

Geographic Focus

Region: West Africa
Region: Central Africa