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Education, Science, Technology & Innovation (ESTI)


H.E. Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang

H.E. Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang, from Cameroon, was elected as the new Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology of the African Union Commission. H.E. Anyang has over fifteen (15) years’ experience in the field of Academia.


The Human Resources, Science & Technology Department (HRST) coordinates the AU programmes on human resource development, education, science, technology and promoting the youth development agenda.

To contribute towards revitalized, quality, relevant, and harmonized education systems responsive to the needs of Africa.

Formulating, harmonizing, coordinating and implementing enabling policies on the continent to accelerate Africa’s transition to an innovative-led, knowledge-based economy.


August 24, 2021

The participation of youth in the electoral processes of a country, is as important as participating in national development activities.

July 26, 2021

The African Union International Centre for Girls and Women’s Education in Africa (AU/CIEFFA) and the United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI) have partnered to host a joint side event at the margins of the Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE) 2021

June 14, 2021

The Africa Federation of Teaching Regulatory Authorities (AFTRA), the apex intergovernmental regulatory authority of the teaching profession in Africa, on Monday, June 14 2021, conferred a Fellowship and Distinguished Teacher Status on Professor Florence Banku Obi, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar in Nigeria.

March 01, 2021

Children more likely to return to school and local economies to recover from the devastating impact of COVID-19 in the continent

March 01, 2021

We, the African Union (AU) Member States, the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Union Development Agency-NE

January 22, 2021

Half of young people feel excluded from political decision-making

June 19, 2021 to June 25, 2021


 The AU-EU-UNICEF High Level Education Event: Building Skills for the Future
April 20, 2021

The objective of this event will be to anchor education at the heart of the Africa-EU Strategy and the trilateral AU-EU-UNICEF partnership  ...

April 20, 2021

When: Tuesday 20th April 2021,
Time: 4pm – 5:30pm EAT / 2pm – 3:30pm CET.

March 25, 2021

Through personal life experience, professional perspectives and observational commentary, the panelists of this Intergenerational Virtual Couch Talk will dialogue on progress made and what needs to be done to achieve an equal future, as the world navigates the COVID-19 ...

6th Event of the African Day of School Feeding
February 25, 2021 to March 01, 2021

The 6th ADSF continental commemoration is hosted by the African Union Commission (AUC)

Department Resources

January 22, 2021

Turning Challenges into Solutions

December 02, 2020

The Futures Report: Making the AfCFTA Work for Women and Youth is a groundbreaking UNDP Flagship Initiative produced in collaboration wit

August 06, 2020

SIFA Newsletter Special Edition 02-2020

May 16, 2020

The international legal framework on girls and women’s education is enshrined in a wide range of international and regional agreements an