UNESCO Guidelines on the Recognition, Validation and Accreditation of the Outcomes of Non-formal and Informal Learning launched in New Delhi 29–30 June 2012
The UNESCO Guidelines on the Recognition, Validation and Accreditation of the Outcomes of Non-formal and Informal Learning were successfully launched at a conference on ”Recognising Prior Learning: A key to Lifelong Learning” held in New Delhi on 29 and 30 June 2012 organised by the National Literacy Mission Authority (NLMA) in partnership with UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). In the presence of the honourable Dr Daggubati Purandeshwari, Minister for State for Education, Government of India, Dr Arne Carlsen, Director of UIL, elaborated on the contents of the Guidelines and highlighted that to implement the Guidelines, UNESCO will play an active role in the following areas:
- Developing an RVA observatory for collecting and disseminating best practice at different stages in the development of Recognition, Validation and Accreditation (RVA) systems;
- Facilitating policy dialogue, networking and sharing of experience between Member States through peer-learning activities and cooperation among key stakeholders in different regions;
- Facilitating studies on different RVA systems, mechanisms, instruments and tools through collaborative international research in the field of RVA; and
- Responding to the request of Member States to provide technical assistance and capacity-building to key national stakeholders and practitioners to enable them to construct and implement the RVA systems.
In his concluding statement, Mr Jagmohan Singh Raju, Director-General of the NLMA welcomed the cooperation with UIL. NLMA will soon be developing its own Framework for the Recognition of Prior Learning for Adult Literacy.