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The Evolution and Impact of Literacy Campaigns and Programmes 2000–2014

Aug 25, 2015

The past decade has seen a resurgence in the popularity of literacy campaigns as a means of mobilizing political will, resources and people.more

Just out: The French translation of “Action research to improve youth and adult literacy”

Aug 25, 2015

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), in collaboration with the UNESCO Multi-sectoral Regional Office for West Africa in Abuja, has published a guidebookmore

Tanzania works towards a new education sector plan

Aug 20, 2015

In order to realize Vision 2025 – its vision for a sustainable learning society – Tanzania is currently developing a ten-year Education Sector Development Plan (ESDP), which will run from 2016 to 2025. The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and a multidisciplinary UNESCO team led by the...more

CONFINTEA Scholarships - April 2015

Aug 18, 2015

During his stay at UIL, Mr Peter Björkman drafted a case study for LitBase, the UIL database of effective literacy and numeracy practices. For this case study, he collected best practice examples from members of Literacy for All, a European library network that Mr Björkman helped establish in June...more

The new UNESCO Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education (ALE): how much impact will it have?

Aug 04, 2015

Members of the Network on Between Global and Local: Adult Learning and Development ‒ one of the networks making up the European Society for Research on the Education of Adults (ESREA) ‒ reviewed the process of revising the 1976 UNESCO Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education when it gathered...more

Updating the training of educators in Mali

Aug 03, 2015

UNESCO is working with the Government of Mali to reinforce the country’s capacities in the training of educators with a view to achieving the Education for All goals. The chief objective is to strengthen the institutional capacities of ministries in charge of education as well as those of...more

Adult learning for sustainable development: taking stock of achievements since 2009

Jul 28, 2015

‘Living and learning for a viable future – the power of adult learning’ was the motto of UNESCO’s Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI, 2009). Is it still valid in the light of the new UN development goals? At the 9th World Assembly of the International Council for Adult...more

The Role of Higher Education in Promoting Lifelong Learning

Jul 15, 2015

This new UIL publication reports on how higher education institutes (HEIs) face a strategic imperative to broaden access to lifelong learning opportunities and ensure that education and learning are available to a diverse student population.more

Evaluation of the Adult Literacy and Education Strategy 2010–2015 in Mozambique

Jul 08, 2015

Eighty participants from national and provincial levels of Mozambique’s National Adult Literacy and Education Department (DINAEA) as well as other stakeholders recently met to take stock of the findings of an external evaluation of the Adult Literacy and Education Strategy 2010–2015.more

Examining the adult and non-formal education sub-sector in Tanzania

Jul 07, 2015

In order to identify key issues and challenges in Tanzania’s adult and non-formal education sub-sector which need to be addressed in the new Education Sector Development Plan (ESDP 2016–2025), the Tanzanian Department of Adult and Non-Formal Education (ANFE) convened a meeting in Dar-es-Salaam on...more

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