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Community learning centres (CLCs) were first opened in Ethiopia as a result of the work initiated by Mr Yoseph Abera, a senior expert for adult and non-formal education in the Ethiopian Ministry of Education (MoE) and his department. Mr Abera participated in the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) CONFINTEA Fellowship Programme in 2015. Together with experts at UIL, the department developed a strategy to introduce CLCs in his country.

The Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social development in Uganda has just approved and allocated a budget for the implementation of a pilot programme for Community Learning Centres (CLCs) in three districts.

The national strategy for piloting CLCs in Uganda is based on the work of UIL’s...