About Us

The Institute for Educational Development in East Africa, based in Dar es Salaam, was first established in 2007 to improve and develop educational systems in East Africa. 

The Institute draws participants from different countries in the region including Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Mozambique and welcomes students and scholars from more countries in the East African region.


IED, EA will raise the standard of education in the East Africa region.


The Institute will contribute to the development and improvement of education in East Africa by carrying out training and development programmes for institutions, teachers and individuals involved in education.​


​IED, EA will create an institution that will focus on teacher training and professional development. This institution will help improve education standards in East Africa by taking these actions:

  • Improve accessibility to high quality education so that East African governments and related agencies can meet all their targets in education development.

  • Provide development and training for individuals and institutions involved in the areas of teaching, research and policy analysis.

  • Develop this institution as a centre for scholarly excellence that can benefit the standard of education in the Sub-Saharan African region.​


Strong partnerships have been established with the Faculties of Education of the University of Cambridge, UK and the University of Calgary, Canada. Collaborative teaching and research is being undertaken in the areas of educational leadership and management, teacher education, gender education, ICT in teaching and learning and health education.​

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