System Actors Workshop in Tanzania

Integrating Learning through Play in National Education Policy and Systems

Aug 18, 2023

Participants from education ministries in Tanzania and the PlayMatters project staff pose for a photograph at the workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

PlayMatters held its second regional-level system actors’ workshop/event in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, between August 16 and 18, 2023. The first workshop was held in Kampala, Uganda in 2021. Nearly 70 participants from education ministries and the PlayMatters project in three implementing countries, Uganda, Ethiopia, and Tanzania, attended the workshop.

Dr. Lyabwene Mtahabwa, Commissioner MoE, Acting Permanent Secretary, officially opened the three-day high-level workshop. He expressed the need for innovative approaches to educating children, moving beyond traditional methods.

Dr. Lyabwene Mtahabwa, Commissioner MoE, Acting Permanent Secretary

Dr. Lyabwene Mtahabwa, Commissioner MoE, Acting Permanent Secretary, speaking at the event in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Dr. Mtahabwa also stressed the importance of collaborating with education stakeholders and system actors for effective project implementation, such as PlayMatters, and that quality is relative and observing social-cultural context is critical.

The event featured a site visit to the Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE) and Teachers Training College - Vikindu, providing firsthand insights into Tanzanian teachers’ professional development. The workshop explored opportunities for active learning integration in education systems for refugees and host communities while emphasizing strategic partnerships and continuous professional development for teachers across the participating countries.


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