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Seventh International Workshop: "Enhancing Life-relevant Competencies in the Curriculum: Integrating Preparation for Life and Work, Poverty Alleviation and Peace Education"

Geneva, March 30th to April 3rd 2009         In accordance with the 2009 project planning and the needs as identified by the countries last October in Kigali (6th seminar), the objectives of the 7th International Seminar have been to:   
- Work with international experts, to explore and deepen the concepts of "Life Skills" and "Learning to Live Together", covering both peace education and poverty alleviation as central dimensions of the curriculum of basic education (and its associations)
- Review the state of peace education in the participating countries
- Develop the outline (structure and content) of a tool for capacity building and implementing the interconnected dimensions in the curriculum (i.e. skills training for work and life and peace education)   
The seminar has been jointly organized by the International Bureau of Education (IBE-UNESCO) and the GTZ on behalf of BMZ. 25 representatives from 12 states in Sub-Saharan Africa (Angola, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Congo, Mali, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda and Kenya, Senegal, South Africa) have been invited to participate in this seminar as well as international experts, IBE-UNESCO and GTZ.