Ten per cent of the populations of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya and Tanzania lead a nomadic way of life. In Uganda it is now 5 per cent.
The Education of Nomadic Peoples in East Africa: Synthesis Report takes a closer look at the facts and figures of educational programmes in these six countries. It considers the reasons for the low levels of participation in basic education and why this poses a challenge to the national and international target of achieving Education for All (EFA) by the year 2015.
The authors document the situation in each of the six countries featured, whilst focusing on key issues such as poverty, gender, educational policies and provision.
The book identifies appropriate strategies, considers the objectives and delivery methods, as well as the relevance of educational provision in an attempt to design programmes that are more likely to meet the needs of the nomadic communities.
A major resource of policy measures and intervention options for reaching out to nomadic groups effectively and responsively, this Synthesis Report is the indispensable companion volume to The Education of Nomadic Peoples in East Africa Review of Relevant Literature
Also available in the IIEP Studies series