Functioning and composition


The RCG4-WCA is composed of a plenary group and several task teams, whose work is facilitated by the Secretariat and a Steering Team


Plenary Group

It is the decision-making body of the RCG4-WCA. Its members are member organizations’ regional focal points responsible for education or their representatives, and their principle responsibilities include:

  • Actively contribute to the meetings of the plenary group of RCG4-WCA and its technical task teams, ensuring proper individual and collective follow-up as necessary;
  • Contribute to the development, the implementation, the monitoring and reporting of a biannual work plan;
  • Mobilize member organizations’ expertise and technical support in implementing RCG4’s work plan and other joint activities;
  • Timely share information of interest with the plenary group and/or task teams as relevant and pertinent for the effective coordination of RCG4-WCA work in the region;
  • Facilitate information sharing, communication and interaction with country teams of respective member organizations and inform the RCG4-WCA on important issues, including relevant national processes and challenges, that may concern the rest of the group;
  • Inform the respective heads of agencies and relevant staff on the activities of the RCG4-WCA (reporting).


Steering Team

This team, comprised of five voting members (the coordinator and four focal points of member organizations) acts as liaison between the RCG4-WCA Plenary Group and the Secretariat, giving directions to and supporting the Secretariat in the planning and implementation of RCG4-WCA activities between the plenary group meetings. The members of the steering team are: UNESCO, UNICEF, CAMES, CONFEMEN, and FAWE/ANCEFA which share the civil society seat.



UNESCO Regional Office in Dakar will act as the coordinator and secretary of the group, with the guidance and support of the steering team.


Task Teams

The task teams focus on important technical or thematic issues related to SDG4 and common to the concerns of most organizations. These issues/themes must be proposed or approved by the majority of member organizations.

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