Observatory for Adult Education in Latin America and the Caribbean

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30 July 2012

In order to  implement the commitments adopted  by the regional CONFINTEA Follow-up meeting on May 2011 in Mexico City, “From Commitment to Action: Taking the CONFINTEA Agenda Forward”, three members of the Mexican National Institute for Adult Education (INEA), headed by  its General Director, visited the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) on 14 June to present the Observatory for Adult Education for the region of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Observatory will monitor policies for adult education and will provide feedback to policy makers and other stakeholders for defining and implementing those policies, as well as to academics and participants in the field, through the integration, analysis and dissemination of information.

During the meeting, the structure of the Observatory project was defined. It will consist of a Governing Board formed by seven members, including representatives from international agencies and Member States. There will also be a Consultative Board involving the 33 Member States of the LAC region. A work plan for the first phase of the Observatory was designed with which operations are expected to start in the first quarter of 2013.

The meeting ended with the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding between both institutions.