On 8 September 2022, UNESCO learning cities from across the globe will celebrate International Literacy Day with the webinar ‘Transforming literacy learning spaces’. Representatives of learning cities from different world regions will showcase effective local policies and literacy practices and discuss with relevant stakeholders approaches to literacy learning spaces while exploring how disadvantaged groups can best be reached.
Despite some progress, literacy challenges persist: an estimated 771 million youth and adults around the world still lack basic reading and writing skills. To ensure no one is left behind, existing learning spaces must be enriched and transformed using an integrated approach that promotes literacy learning within the perspective of lifelong learning. With over half of humanity living in urban areas, cities have a central role to play in this regard.
Members of the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC), with their strong commitment to implementing lifelong learning at local level, will use the opportunity to share best practice and advocate for the recognition of literacy learning spaces as fundamental to building resilience and ensuring quality, equitable and inclusive education for all. Examples of learning opportunities being offered in non-formal and informal spaces, and not just in traditional school settings, will enrich discussions.
8 September 2022 from 12:30 to 14:00 (CEST)
International Literacy Day 2022
UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities