- About Us
- South-South Cooperation
African Bureau For Educational Sciences (ABES)
Headquarters: Kinshasa - Democratic Republic of Congo
The African Bureau for Educational Sciences (ABES) was formally established in September 1973 in Paris, during the 6th Congress of the then International Association for the Advancement of Educational Research (IAAER), and currently the World Association for Educational Research (WAER). The idea to establish an African Bureau for Educational Sciences dates back to 1961 in Addis Ababa and 1968 in Nairobi, when meetings of African ministers of education and planning expressed the wish to establish a permanent body that could group and co-ordinate the various institutions responsible for research and training in education in Africa with a view to promoting education and international co-operation. ABES became a specialised agency of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in March 1986. Its headquarters was transferred from Kisangani to Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo in September 1987.