Emerging technologies are not limited by the constraints and limitations of time and space; if used strategically, these technologies can facilitate lifelong learning for all. It is in this context that the UNESCO-Microsoft Advancing Mobile Literacy Learning (AMLL) project was launched in 2015. Its primary aim is to harness the potential of emerging technologies to provide cost-effective, innovative, and transformative design and deployment of literacy learning opportunities, especially for marginalized and underserved communities.
Following the initial implementation of AMLL in four beneficiary countries – Bangladesh, Egypt, Ethiopia and Mexico – UIL will host a second meeting of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) on 27 and 28 March 2017 in Hamburg, Germany.
This meeting will bring together 15 AMLL project stakeholders, including ministries of education from the four beneficiary countries, as well as representatives from UNESCO Field Offices in Addis Ababa, Cairo, Dhaka and Mexico City, the Microsoft Corporation, and UIL.
The meeting will provide a platform for the participants to:
- Share knowledge and experiences gained in the course of AMLL implementation.
- Learn from each other’s experience in implementing the project.
- Assess the progress made and challenges encountered.
- Discuss and agree on a way forward.
It is expected that, by the end of the meeting, participants will identify several strategies to transition to the final phase of the AMLL project, which will include delivery of literacy learning achievements and assessment of learning outcomes.