Huawei joins the UNESCO Global Alliance for Literacy as Associate Member

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26 February 2023

Cooperation agreement on technology trainings for literacy educators signed

Technology giant Huawei has joined the UNESCO Global Alliance for Literacy (GAL) as an Associate Member. Announced by the company and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) at the Digital Talent Summit in Barcelona on 26 February 2023, the move will enable Huawei to help promote literacy in the 30 GAL member countries with a focus on enhancing digital skills and the use of technology in literacy teaching.

Huawei and UIL signed a cooperation agreement on the promotion of technology in literacy teaching. With Huawei funding, UIL will expand its ongoing initiative to enhance literacy educators’ effective use of technologies to one additional country. So far, the initiative has been rolled out in Bangladesh, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Nigeria and Pakistan.

David Atchoarena, Director of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, noted: “Our rapidly changing world calls for concerted efforts and strong partnerships to achieve quality education and lifelong learning for all. The contribution of Huawei’s expertise in the area of innovation in learning will be a great asset to the Global Alliance for Literacy. Collaborative projects such as ours will ensure that no one is left behind on this journey.”

Vicky Zhang, Vice President of Corporate Communications, Huawei, said of the ocmpany’s decision: “Getting the right education is often the key to success in life. As a major player in the technology sector, Huawei feels it has a responsibility to provide technology skills in all parts of the world, trying our best to include as many people as possible. We are hence thrilled to join the Global Alliance for Literacy and further scale-up the promotion of technology among literacy educators through a project together with the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.”

About the Global Alliance for Literacy
Since its launch in 2016, the Global Alliance for Literacy has driven international discourse and guided the agenda for literacy provision globally for those who need it most. The alliance includes 30 countries committed to improving youth and adult literacy. It serves as a platform for its members to discuss progress and challenges together, and to exchange knowledge and good practice. 

Further information
Global Alliance for Literacy
Technology training for literacy educators
Huawei Seeds for the Future Programme

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