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TALENT Membership Application Process 

The Teaching and Learning Educators’ Network for Transformation (TALENT), is calling upon national institutions and other regional organisations in charge of teaching and learning assessment in the West and Central Africa region willing to cooperate towards the achievement of the SDG4. TALENT is a cross-country platform for networking and information exchange on teaching and learning by establishing a regional network. The network’s Secretariat is currently hosted by the UNESCO Regional Office in Dakar and it aims at fostering effective strategies to improve learning with the objective of implementing SDG4 - Education 2030 agenda.  TALENT wishes to serve as a forum for:

i. exchanging experience, expertise and knowledge on programmes and interventions (at national or regional level) related to teaching and learning improvement in sub-Saharan African countries ; 

ii. promoting research and knowledge generation on those issues to inform policy change ;

iii. strengthening capacity of countries’ to address challenges related to curriculum development and implementation, teacher training and pedagogy, learning assessments ;


Structure of the Network

Structure du réseau TALENT ENG


To become official member of TALENT, organisations will need to submit an application letter outlining the fulfilment of the abovementioned criteria and the contribution that the organisation is willing to bring to the group.

In order to become members, interested institutions have to meet the following criteria:

  • Mandate of the institution/organisation/association strongly linked to quality of education, specifically assessment, curriculum and/or pedagogy;
  • Be legally registered or have a field presence in a country of the West and Central Africa Region (see Annex I for more details)
  • Track record of activities in the countries covered (see annex I for more details);
  • Track record of activities linked to teacher training or monitoring of the quality of education in the region;
  • Not for profit nature of the applying organization;
  • Approval by a simple majority of the Steering Group.

Application to be admitted in the Steering Group:

To be admitted as member of the Steering group an organisation needs to follow the abovementioned process and criteria and fulfil few additional requirements:

  1. Officially commit to contribute (financially, technically or in-kind) to joint activities during the current biennium;
  2. Attend to at least 3 out of 4 quarterly Steering committee meetings over the year;

Admission of a candidate organisation to the Steering group needs to be officially endorsed by the Steering Committee of the SDG4 Regional Coordination Group for West and Central Africa.


Applications must be sent to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 30 September 2020

To find this call in French, please click here.


ANNEX I (List of TALENT countries):

  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cabo Verde
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Cote d'Ivoire
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • eSwatini
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Ghana
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Kenya
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Republic of the Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Tanzania
  • The Gambia
  • Togo
  • Uganda
  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe