Values and Life Skills Africa Conference 2023

June 20th-23rd, 2023: Safari Park Hotel Nairobi Kenya

Beyond written intentions: Unlocking the power of values and life skills in context

Education systems across Africa have recognized the worth of values and life skills as learning outcomes. Different constructs are used to refer to these competences, including 21st century skills, soft skills and even social-emotional learning competences. Admittedly, these concepts mean different things in different contexts. While some countries have moved to define these competences in context, and even integrated them in the national curricula, there is hardly any movement to scale up interventions, beyond the written intentions.