About ERAA

Recognizing the critical role of education in social and economic development, acknowledging the importance of research in the formulation and implementation of educational policy and reforms, and cognizant of the critical role of knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and their tangible impact on the sustainable and inclusive transformation of African economies, ADEA and ECAD/AfDB have created the ERAA.

This award is designed to promote excellence in educational research in African universities, research institutes and networks. It seeks to identify, reward and foster outstanding accomplishments in educational research in Africa, as well as its application in training or capacity building.

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Framing note

  1. Policy dialogue through education research and policy analysis
  2. Capacity development as learning process
  3. The critical role of Africa-led research
  4. The current environment and constraints of education research
  5. Strategies for stimulating education research in Africa
  6. Strategies for implementation of ERAA
  7. Expected outcomes of ERAA

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Proposal submitted

  1. Background and Objectives of the ERAA
  2. Contents and methodology of the implementation
  3. Frequency, Award Categories and Eligibility Criteria

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