• To address the educational, technical and professional needs of Africa in teacher development, school leadership and management;
• To bring to African institutions the latest research and development in education globally;
• To enhance the capacity of Africa’s teacher education institutions;
• To further the use of technological improvements in teacher development, such as the use of the electronic media in teacher education;
• To mainstream gender equality in teacher development; and
• To enable African education to benefit from work done by our partners by providing a forum for sharing experiences in the above areas.