Who We Are

The UNESCO International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa (IICBA) is a Category I Institute established by the UNESCO General Conference in 1999, mandated to strengthen teacher policy and development in Africa.


Our Vision
An integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa where everyone has access to qualified, motivated and professionally supported teachers.

Our Mission
To strengthen the capacities of Member States in Africa in teacher policy and development.

Our Strategic Goals
1.    Increase the supply of qualified teachers
2.    Enhance teacher support and motivation

Our Strategic Objectives
Capacity Development
•    Develop comprehensive teacher policies
•    Strengthen teacher education institutions
•    Empower teachers’ professional development and networking

Partnerships & Advocacy
•    Promote regional and national cooperation in teacher-related issues
•    Foster dialogue on teachers and education

Research & Development
•    Collect, analyze and generate quality, evidence-based information