CANP4 East Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania: September 1-12, 2014
The fourth Capacity and Network Project (CANP4 East Africa) held its first workshop September 1-12, 2014 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania at the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development East Africa.
CANP 4 aims to build capacity in mathematics education and create a sustainable regional network with a common goal of improving mathematics education in the East African region. More than 80 participants from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda attended the two-week workshop at the Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development East Africa, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Participants were mostly mathematics teachers, teacher educators and curriculum developers with some representation from the international mathematics education community.
The Programme included a variety of highly relevant activities e.g. public lecture(s), demonstrating mathematical modelling on real life issues of significance to East Africa; keynote address (es) on significant aspects of mathematics education in the region; teacher development workshops on mathematics topics drawn from the regional high school curriculum; media engagement sessions; and opportunities for the wider community to participate in mathematical activities.
The detailed programme can be found here.
ICMI Liaison Officer/ Programme Manager: Ferdinando Arzarello, ICMI President
Local Program Chair: Anjum Halai, Aga Khan University Institute for Educational Development East Africa, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
CANP 4 is endorsed by the ICSU Regional Office for Africa (ICSU ROA). ICSU ROA staff member Dr. Daniel Nyanganyura participateed at the first CANP4 workshop and presented the Regional Office activities in the field of mathematics, science, engineering and technology as well as possible avenues of research collaboration within and outside the African continent.