As part of the ADEA 2022 Triennale, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and the ADEA Books and Learning Materials Section will host a hybrid session on family literacy on 19 October 2022, 15:30–17:00h (GMT+4). The ADEA Triennale on Education is one of Africa’s seminal high-level forums for political dialogue and sharing of knowledge and experiences. It focuses on critical themes that transform Africa’s educational systems for sustainable social and economic development.
Large numbers of children and adults in low- and middle-income economies, particularly in Africa, have not yet reached minimum proficiency levels in foundational learning. Poor-quality learning opportunities and limited access to inclusive and equitable education, particularly at pre-primary level, contribute to this situation. The problem has been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has restricted the provision of education and led to a shift towards distance learning modalities that often resulted in the exclusion of the most marginalized and disadvantaged.
Under the title ‘Understanding and appreciating family literacy and creating interest among member countries to plan and establish family literacy programmes’, the UIL session will enable participants to learn more about promising practices in family literacy and identify areas for collaboration to build resilient education systems for the sustainable development of future skills in Africa.
Event languages: English, French