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Key documents: Mid-Term Review of CONFINTEA VI



Concept noteThis note provides detail of the background, context and aims of the MTR.
2009 Belém Framework for Action (BFA)The BFA contains the key commitments to adult learning and education made by 144 countries at CONFINTEA VI, in Brazil in 2009.
3rd Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III, 2016)

This UNESCO report takes stock of progress in implementing the BFA. It highlights the benefits of adult learning and education (ALE) across key policy sectors, including health, employment and community life. It also examines trends and considers the role of ALE in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

See also:

Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education (RALE, 2015)The Recommendation confirms the BFA’s five areas of action and defines three key domains of learning and skills: literacy and basic skills; continuing education and professional development; and liberal, popular and community education and citizenship skills.
CONFINTEA VI - Mid-Term Review 2017 - Progress, challenges, and opportunities: The status of adult learning and education

Regional reports on the implementation of the Belém Framework for Action:

Transforming our World: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
United Nations, 2015
This 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. It also seeks to strengthen universal peace in larger freedom. It recognizes that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development.
Education 2030 Framework for ActionThe 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ambitions for education are essentially captured in Sustainable Development Goal 4 which aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. The roadmap to achieve the goal is the Education 2030 Framework for Action, which provides guidance to governments and partners on how to turn commitments into action.

Presentations

Day 1

Conference Bureau

Session 1

  1. Leona English on the Third Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE III).
  2. Werner Mauch on the Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education (2015).

Session 2

  1. John Aitchison presents the sub-Saharan African report.
  2. Samir A. Jarrar presents the Arab States regional report. The State and Development of Adult Learning and Education (ALE).
  3. Rangachar Govinda discusses adult learning and education in the Asia-Pacific region.
  4. Gina Ebner on the regional review of Europe and North America.
  5. Timothy Ireland presents the regional report on adult learning and education in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Session 3

  1. Ahlin Byll-Cataria/ Optimiser l’action : Bonnes pratiques et leçons retenues La qualité de l’apprentissage et l’éducation des adultes.
  2. Abdelsamih Mahmoud on governance of the literacy system in Morocco.
  3. Sergio Cárdenas presents Adult Learning and Education: Lessons on Policy.
  4. Andrea Ernst on significant Swiss policy development in the area of ALE since 2009.
Day 2

Session 4

  1. Henrique Lopes on why ALE is so important for the healthy world.
  2. Abigail C. Lanceta on ASEAN cooperation on Education and the SDG 4 target.
  3. Hendrina Chalwe Doroba presents ‘Out-of-School Youth in SSA: Perspective towards 2030, ALE,LLL and SGD 4’.
  4. Ji Ye HYUN presents ‘Approaches to Achieving SDGs through Capacity Development: UNITAR CIFAL Jeju’s Case’.
Day 3

Session 6

  1. Aaron Benavot on monitoring and measuring ALE at country and global levels.
  2. Werner Mauch on GRALE IV.
  3. Raúl Valdés-Cotera presents ‘Observatory on Youth and Adult Learning and Education for Latin America and the Caribbean’.
  4. Shailendra Sidgel on opportunities and challenges of measurement and monitoring ALE.
  5. Margarete Sachs-Israel presents a measurement strategy for SDG 4.6.

Session 7

  1. Raafat Radwan presents ‘Towards CONFINTEA VII in Light of SDG4-Education 2030: The Arab Region’.
  2. Ella Yulaelawati presents ‘Towards CONFINTEA VII in Light of SDG4-Education 2030: Reflection on Key Inputs and Implications for Country-level Implementation’.
  3. Misitilde N.P.Jonas Lita presents ‘CONFINTEA VI Mid-Term Review: Adult Learning in Namibia’.
  4. Noel Ricardo Aguirre Ledezma/ HACIA LA CONFINTEA VII DE ACUERDO AL ODS 4 - EDUCACIÓN 2030. Aportes para su implementación desde la realidad boliviana.
  5. Marcella Milana on key inputs and implications for country-level implementation.
Side events

DVV International

  1. Christoph Jost presents ‘Adult Education Centers: Key Structures for Lifelong Learning and Development’.
  2. Cecilia ‘Thea’ V. Soriano on lessons in transforming CLCs in Asia-Pacific contexts.
  3. Le Huy Lam presents ‘Community Learning Centres in the Southeast Asian Region’.
  4. Timothy Ireland presents ‘Adult Education Centers: Key Structures for Lifelong Learning and Development’.
  5. M.Kwawira presents ‘Adult Education Centers: Key Structures for Lifelong Learning and Development – the Case of Malawi’.
  6. Per Paludan Hansen presents 'Adult Education Centers – Key structures for Lifelong Learning and Development'.

UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

  1. Rakhat Zholdoshalieva presents ‘Learning Together Across Generations: Guidelines for Family Literacy and Learning Programmes’.

Swiss Delegation

  1. Andrea Ernst on most significant Swiss policy development in the area of ALE since 2009.

Delegation of Luxembourg

  1. Noël Faust presents 'L4S-Learn for Success'.