Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries explore ways to strengthen adult continuing education and training
Fifty policy-makers and experts from six UNESCO members – Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia – attended a Workshop in Amman, Jordan, 29-30 November, entitled “Strengthening Adult Continuing Education and Training as an Integral part of a Lifelong Learning Strategy”.
After being opened by the Secretary-General of the Ministry of Education of Jordan, with a message from the Minister of Education, the Workshop analysed the competences needed in light of social, economic and political demands. It explored how to assure the quality of adult and continuing education and training and examined how adult and continuing education and training opportunities contribute to further learning and qualifications, enhance employment and facilitate equity. The Workshop adopted an Action Plan which recommends actions to set up a management system that makes overall plans, coordinates and gives guidance to the different academic, vocational training and community learning programmes.
Supported by grants from the German Government, the Workshop was organised by UIL, in collaboration with the Ministry of Education of Jordan, the National Commission for UNESCO of Jordan, UNESCO Offices in Beirut and Amman, the Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Section at UNESCO Headquarters, the UNESCO International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNEVOC), and the Amman Office of the German Folk High School Association (dvv international).