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Education, Science, Technology & Innovation (ESTI)


Professor Mohammed Belhocine is an Algerian national. Former Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, he held various positions in Algeria, at the Faculty of Medicine and the Ministry of Health, before joining the international civil service in 1997.


The  Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (ESTI) coordinates the AU programmes on human

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February 18, 2024

AU theme of the year: “Educate an African fit for the 21st Century: Building Resilient Education Systems for Increased Access to Inclusive, Lifelong, Quality, and Relevant Learning in Africa”.

February 15, 2024

African Union (AU) Summit will discuss and make far-reaching decisions on the security situation on the continent as some of its member states continue to face security challenges.

June 10, 2024

Against this context, the African Union Commission (AUC) Department of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (ESTI) of in collaboration with the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), hosted on 6th June 2024 a Webinar on “Second Chance Education”, in commemoration of Africa Day, 2024.

May 30, 2024

 Aspiration 5 of Africa’s continental development blueprint Agenda 2063 talks of “An Africa with a strong cultural identity, common heritage, values and ethics”.

May 11, 2024

The Africa Dialogue Series 2024 wrapped up its first week with a resounding call to invest in infrastructure and policies facilitating young Africans, including women and girls, to acquire and maintain STEM skills.

May 07, 2024

The Pan African University Institute for Water and Energy Sciences including Climate Change (PAUWES) held its 8th graduation ceremony on May 7th in Tlemcen, Algeria, marking a historic milestone as the first cohort of graduates from the pioneering Climate Change Engineering program received their degrees.

May 30, 2024

The Symposium, to be held as part of the Commemoration of 2024 Africa Day seeks to explore ways to foster critical thinking on African history, examine the preconceived notions and historical omissions that all too often accompany teaching and learning on Africa, while encouraging exploration of Africa's economic future.

March 22, 2024

At the end of their academic studies, a graduation ceremony is organised to honour students who have successfully completed the requirements for the Master's and PhD degrees.

February 29, 2024 to March 01, 2024

9th Africa Day of School Feeding Theme: “Investing in Home Grown School Feeding to transform education systems - for an inclusive, and prosperous future of the African Continent”.

February 17, 2024 to February 18, 2024

37th Ordinary Session of the AU Assembly (Heads of State and Government Session)

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September 19, 2020

The African Union Commission (AUC) envisions “an integrated continent that is politically united based on the ideals of Pan Africanism an

June 24, 2020

Highlights of the cooperation with the GIZ-project “Support to the African Union on Migration and Displacement”

June 24, 2020

Violent extremism is a global issue.