Ministers of education, representatives of related ministries, education specialists and civil society representatives from seventeen countries in the Caribbean came together in Montego Bay, Jamaica, for a major sub-regional meeting on youth and adult learning and education. The purpose of the two-day ministerial meeting, which took place on 30 June and 1 July 2016, was to follow up on the implementation of the action areas agreed upon in 2009 at the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI) in Belém, Brazil.
The Belém Framework for Action (BFA) included guidelines and a range of commitments concerning the further development of adult learning and education (ALE) on international, regional and national levels.
In 2015, six education specialists participated in the CONFINTEA Fellowship Programme offered by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL).
Insufficient literacy skills, low educational attainments and low participation in youth and adult education continue to challenge development in many Arab States.
The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) and UIL have launched Zankey Faba, an innovative network to focus on the specific needs of vulnerable youn