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.
In 2013, UNESCO researched how youth in rural communities learn in Cambodia, Egypt and Ethiopia. This study also investigated how young people perceived learning for agricultural and rural livelihoods.
Providing basic literacy skills to the world’s 800 million illiterate adults is an essential step in empowering people to become agents of positive social change in their communities.