Advancing adult learning and education (ALE) initiatives and monitoring related policies in the Arab States is necessary to equip the region’s citizens with the skills and competencies needed to address current political, economic and social challenges.
To strengthen education experts’ capacities in this regard, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) together with the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Culture Organization (ISESCO) and the UNESCO Offices in Beirut and Cairo will hold a regional technical workshop in Beirut, Lebanon.
The workshop will draw on the Belém Framework for Action and the 2015 Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education as a basis for monitoring, and will connect to Sustainable Development Goal 4 and its targets.
This workshop comes at a time when UIL is preparing the fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 4 - 2019) in collaboration with UNESCO Member States, who are gathering and providing data on the current state of adult learning and education across the world’s regions. Data collection for GRALE will therefore also be central to the discussions in Beirut.