In response to the in-service training needs of Mali's primary education teachers, IDD assisted the Malian Ministry of Education in the use of interactive radio programming for teachers and their supervisors. The Teacher Training via Radio activity took advantage of radio's considerable reach throughout Mali and aimed to strengthen the capacity of the Ministry at central and decentralized levels to create quality teacher training focused on student-centered and gender-sensitive pedagogy. In consultation and coordination with Ministry and other education partners, this programming responded to the needs of a diverse teacher corps, consisting of both community teachers and state-educated professionals. A second component of the project established four virtual teacher training centers within Malian teacher training institutes to build the capacity of professors in the use of information and communications technology (ICT) for teacher training.
United States Agency for International Development
Academy for Educational Development