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The Consultative Implementation and Monitoring Council (CIMC) is empowered by its Terms of Reference to establish: (a) thematic groups to provide the Council with expert advice on specific or cross-sectoral issues as well as (b) broad - based sectoral groups to discuss and propose sectoral policies. The CIMC Education and Training Sectoral Committee is one of the nine sectoral committees of the CIMC.
This Sectoral Committee was recently established purposely to bring together civil society, private sector and government partners to discuss government policy issues affecting Education & Training in the country. The Secretary for the Department of Education chairs the committee and his deputies as the alternate. The CIMC Education and Training Sectoral Committee activities and functions are guided by its Terms of Reference (TOR).
Purpose of the Committee
The main goal (aim) of the CIMC Education and Training Sectoral Committee is to maintain constant and sustained dialogue between members and relevant stakeholders discussing issues affecting education and training service delivery in the country and to propose appropriate strategies to address them going forward. It also act as a forum in which members share information (updates on implementation of key government plans, policies and strategies), recommend follow up actions on areas requiring attention, and to foster and support advocacy in the areas of education, literacy and training.
Functions of the Committee
The CIMC Education and Training Sectoral Committee functions include;
To hold quarterly meetings annually maintaining constant and sustained dialogue between members.
To act as a forum in which members share information, plan and coordinate advocacy in the areas of Education and Training.
To act as an advisory body to the Government through the National Executive Council (NEC).
To monitor progress on implementation of key Education and Training related recommendations made to government and to report on problems being encountered in their implementation.
To act as an information clearing-house for key government interventions (i.e. policies, plans and strategies) aimed at addressing Education and Training matters using the CIMC networks in the provinces and regions.
To act as a rear vision for the government to reassess itself and to take stock of its performance in key priority areas (interventions) overtime from stakeholder views gauged through the Committee so as to pave the best way forward in a more informed manner.
To work innovatively identifying gaps in service delivery, map out key players in the sector, and by harnessing a spirit of partnership narrow in on the gaps by drawing the linkages.
Membership of the Committee is made up of the Government, private sector and development partners. Government agencies include relevant departments, educational institutions and research institutions. Private sector includes organizations that have interest in education & training and development partners include World Bank, UNICEF, World Vision and DFAT-Australian Aid.
One extra Education and Training related advocacy group (organization) and / or an institution (Primary or Secondary school) to be invited from time to time depending on the relevance of the topic (s) discussed.