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Between March and June 2020, UIL hosted a series of webinars to explore how learning cities gauged the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in individual contexts, and how they were responding to the sudden, emergent and urgent challenges it posed. In this publication, we present 13 responses by learning cities to this unfolding global issue across five themes: city planning; continuation of education; culture; equity and inclusion; and public health. These snapshots span the world regions of Africa (Cameroon), Asia and the Pacific (China, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Republic of Korea),...

Year of publication:
2021
No. of pages:
25

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A new UNESCO issue note , produced by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), aims to support education policy-makers and planners in utilizing the power of non-formal and informal learning to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. It explains lessons learned and suggests concrete measures for action.

In almost all countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, cities are the epicentres of infection and the frontlines for dealing with the vast...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO
Year of publication:
2020
No. of pages:
9

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A new UNESCO issue note , produced by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), aims to enhance higher education institutions’ engagement with local communities in the context of the current pandemic, now and in its aftermath. It addresses education policy-makers and planners as well as professionals in the higher education sector, suggesting concrete measures and encouraging them to take action.

Most of the higher education institutions (HEIs) around the world have been forced to close their premises and...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO
Year of publication:
2020
No. of pages:
9

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Embracing a culture of lifelong learning, UIL’s contribution to the UNESCO International Commission on the Futures of Education, argues that creating a global culture of lifelong learning will be key to addressing the challenges faced by humanity, from the climate crisis to technological and demographic change, not to mention those posed by the COVID-19 pandemic and the inequalities it has exacerbated.

Drawing on the input of 12 distinguished experts from different disciplines and countries, the report reflects on the potential contribution of lifelong learning both in...

Year of publication:
2020
No. of pages:
55

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The publication Global inventory of regional and national qualifications frameworks 2019 – Volume II: National and regional cases gathers information on progress in establishing national qualifications frameworks (NQFs), as well as the challenges and success factors in implementation. It shows how countries around the globe are reforming their education systems by improving the quality and relevance of their qualifications. Volume II comprises more than 100 country chapters, from all the continents, plus seven world regions chapters. The country chapters describe the characteristics and...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL); European Centre for Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop); European Training Foundation (ETF); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
Year of publication:
2019
No. of pages:
739

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A national qualifications framework (NQF) is an instrument used to classify a country’s qualifications at different levels. Each level is defined by a set of learning outcomes expected at that level. NQFs can be useful tools in education and training reforms and are vital reference points for lifelong learning and comparing qualifications across borders.

The Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications frameworks 2019, Volume I: Thematic chapters comprises six thematic chapters, charting developments in national and regional qualifications frameworks worldwide...

Author/Editor:
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL); European Centre for Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop); European Training Foundation (ETF); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
Year of publication:
2019
No. of pages:
96

Since the start of the Syria crisis in 2011, millions of Syrian children and young people have sought refuge in neighbouring Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. It is estimated that around 50 per cent do not attend school. Host governments and other stakeholders see non-formal learning as an alternative way of providing them with the knowledge and skills they need to thrive and survive following displacement. But they also face a significant challenge in creating systems that recognise both the non-formal learning of Syrian refugees and the learning, qualifications and life experience...

Author/Editor:
Madhu Singh; Hegazi Idris; Maysoun Chehab
Year of publication:
2018
No. of pages:
168

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Basic education is essential if societies and economies are to thrive and become sustainable in challenging times. However, many people have never had an opportunity to benefit from education and many others leave the initial phase of education without attaining the level of proficiency in literacy and numeracy needed to participate fully in society. The scale of the problem is large yet qualifications systems in many societies still limit their focus to qualifications acquired formally and do not offer opportunities for young people and adults to re-engage in learning pathways that have...

Year of publication:
2018
No. of pages:
33

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New UIL publication showcases lifelong learning successes in selected African countries and looks at five African countries’ push for sustainable development.

Author/Editor:
Daniele Vieira do Nascimento; Raúl Valdés-Cotera
Year of publication:
2018
No. of pages:
58

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A national qualifications framework (NQF) is an instrument used to classify a country’s qualifications at different levels. Each level is defined by a set of learning outcomes expected at that level. NQFs can be useful tools in education and training reforms and are vital reference points for lifelong learning and comparing qualifications across borders.

The Global Inventory of Regional and National Qualifications frameworks 2017, Volume II: National and regional cases gives an update on the national and regional qualification frameworks of 99 countries around...

Author/Editor:
European Centre for Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop); European Training Foundation (ETF); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO); UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL)
Year of publication:
2018
No. of pages:
659