9th Annual Julius Nyerere Lecture on Rights-based Education and Lifelong Learning

© Rusana Philander

Equity and equality in education were key themes in Deputy Director Medel-Anonuevo's Julius Nyerere Lecture, held at the University of Western Cape (UWC), South Africa on 10 October. The talk served as a catalyst for opening a discussion on the role of universities in lifelong learning among students and other audience members, which was then joined by the UWC Vice Chancellor.

The 9th of its kind in commemoration of the former Tanzanian president, Julius Nyerere, the lecture addressed topics such as the role of adult education in establishing democracy, drawing material from President Nyerere’s works.

A one-day workshop on the topic of “Beyond Freire: A Feminist Dialogue on Power, Politics and Possibilities” was held leading up to the lecture for participants from the university and civil society organisations. Various short presentations were interspersed with group discussions. A booklet summing up the collected learnings from the workshop is set to be published in the future.

Article on the lecture in The New Age