Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is home to a vibrant youth and adult population with around one-seventh of the world’s population living in the region. Yet, SSA accounts for almost half of all youth with low literacy and more than a quarter of adults with low literacy globally. Clearly, with decades of limited progress in literacy rates and despite claims of renewed commitment and coordinated action across Africa, new, innovative ways of expanding adult literacy and lifelong learning opportunities need to be explored.
Policy-makers and researchers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania came together in Nairobi, Kenya, on 23 and 24 February 2017 to discuss strategic approaches to promoting lifelong learning in their respective
In today’s information age, customized distance learning, which offers more flexible access to education, is becoming a widespread trend.