21 July 2022

Between 21 October 2021 and 30 June 2022, RTE collaborated on a research training course alongside the University of Geneva and the Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (GI-ESCR). The training, focusing on research capacity towards advocacy for the right to education, was held online. It brought together 15 participants representing civil society organisations (CSOs) from ten francophone African countries, including Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Conakry, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, DRC and Senegal.  

The course comprised four modules, of which our Director Delphine Dorsi taught one. The modules included: 

  • Identification of a problem within the framework of the right to education 

  • Methodology elaboration and data collection 

  • Data analysis 

  • Adding value to the research

The practical aspect to the course involved the drafting of research papers to address aspects of the privatisation of education specific to each participant’s national context, using the Abidjan Principles as a framework. 

Following a review of the students’ research reports, the prize for the best report has been awarded to Tribune Jeunes pour le Droit in Mali, represented by Mr. Assim Konaté, in view of the quality and relevance of the work done. The report focuses on the ‘Working conditions of primary school teachers in private schools in Mali: the case of Commune III in the district of Bamako, from 2016 to 2021.’ 

The objective of the award is to support the implementation of Tribune Jeunes pour le Droit to implement its advocacy plan to promote the improvement of teachers’ working conditions in private schools, both generally and with specific attention to those of the Commune III. 

Our congratulations to Mr. Assim Konaté and Tribune Jeunes pour le Droit.