Local communities have an indispensable role to play in supporting people’s learning and development and in creating societies that are engaged, inclusive and sustainable. Community-based learning strengthens bonds across generations, promotes agency and self-reliance, and fosters social cohesion, thus encouraging active citizenship and a sense of ownership of a community’s future.
In the Asia-Pacific region, Community Learning Centres (CLC) are an important delivery mechanism for adult learning and education.
Community learning centres (CLCs) are very active hubs for lifelong learning throughout the Asia-Pacific region, providing non-formal and informal learning opportunities for all community members.
In the final year of the United Nations Decade for Sustainable Development (2005–2014), more than 650 policymakers and practitioners of community-based learning and education from Japan and other countries are gathering in Okayama City to sh