The Minister of Secondary, Technical and Vocational Education of Benin on the fourth UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education


Minister Kakpo of Benin
Minister Kakpo of Benin
12 December 2019

Mr Mahougnon Kakpo, Benin’s Minister of Secondary, Technical and Vocational Education, took part in the panel discussion following the launch of the fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 4) in Brussels, Belgium, last week. Here, he explains which of the report’s findings he will take home to Benin.


About GRALE 4

In almost one-third of countries, fewer than five per cent of adults aged 15 and above participate in education and learning programmes, according to GRALE 4. Adults with disabilities, older adults, refugees and migrants, minority groups and other disadvantaged segments of society are particularly under-represented in adult education programmes and find themselves deprived of crucial access to lifelong learning opportunities.

Published by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, the report monitors the extent to which UNESCO Member States put their international commitments regarding adult learning and education into practice and reflects data submitted by 159 countries. It calls for a major change in the approach to adult learning and education backed by adequate investment to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to access and benefit from adult learning and education and that its full contribution to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is realized.