Launching the Second Global Report on Adult Learning and Education

11 September 2013

On 20 August, at the opening session of the International Policy Forum on Literacy and Life Skills Education for Vulnerable Youth through Community Learning Centres in Jakarta, the second Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE) was launched, partnering with the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) and the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE).

Focusing on the report’s strategy to rethinking literacy, Deputy Director of UIL Ms Carol Medel-Añonuevo underlined the need to clarify learning concepts and build capacities. Additionally, panellists placed adult learning as the centrepiece of the post-2015 sustainable development agenda, and emphasized the importance of national qualifications frameworks, engagement of civil society, and ultimately, budgetary commitment of governments.

Following the initial launch, Ms Medel-Añonuevo appeared on Indonesian national television station TVRI on 22 August to field questions about GRALE as well as UNESCO priorities on gender equality and youth.