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Miyir Ali Suleiman, Ombudsman of the Republic of Djibouti

By VLADISLAV CHERNIY, Institute for Cultural Diplomacy

Miyir Ali Suleimam is the Ombudsman of the Republic of Djibouti. He gave his speech during Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the African Union, on the topic of “African Solutions for African Challenges and Development: Education in Africa”, in Berlin, June 26th – 28th, 2013. He described the current issues of education system in his country – the Republic of Djibouti and offered the necessary solutions to overcome these problems.

In his speech Miyir Ali Suleimam explained that “if children can read and write and be interested in learning, their parents are more likely to support the education of their children into the future. This will ultimately lead to improvements in productivity within the Djibouti economy”. Hence he added “without new generations having access to good quality education development cannot be realized”. 

Later on he has also outlined that the “brain drain effect is recently being seen within Djibouti. This is negative because teachers within Djibouti are well trained and are of good quality, however many are moving abroad to seek higher wages, causing these high standard of teachers to leave the Djibouti education system.”

For more information about this lecture, please watch the video below.

A Lecture by Miyir Ali Suleimam, Ombudsman of the Republic of Djibouti

Symposium on Cultural Diplomacy in the African Union
“African Perspectives: An African Vision for Positive Developments in Africa”
(Berlin; June 26th – 28th, 2013)

Center for Cultural Diplomacy Studies Publication
Institute for Cultural Diplomacy


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