Adult and youth education in a complex world: Regional Consultation in Brasilia

When, local time: 
Monday, 25 April 2016 -
9:00am to 1:30pm
Brazil, Asa Sul, Brasília
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

This civil society-led consultation will focus on the challenges of adult and youth education in a complex world. It is inspired by UNESCO’s flagship publication “Rethinking Education: Towards a global common good?” (2015), which reaffirms a humanistic vision of education. "Rethinking Education" identifies issues likely to affect the purpose and organization of education in a world of increasing complexity, uncertainty and contradiction. The consultation also takes its lead from the indicative strategies of the Education 2030 Framework for Action.

UNESCO has partnered with the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) to organise a series of regional civil society-led consultations around the challenges of adult and youth education in the world today and the strategies, programmes and practices which may enable the accomplishment of Sustainable Development Goal 4 in the years to come.

The first one of these dialogues will take place in Brasilia on April 25, 2016, in the framework of the national CONFINTEA +6 and will engage experts, practitioners and decision makers working in the field of adult education and lifelong learning in Latin America and the Caribbean.

This consultation exercise will also see the launch of the Portuguese version of Rethinking Education and will allow UNESCO to gather valuable insights as to the challenges of adult learning in the region and to bring together the practices that are making a difference in terms of ensuring inclusive and equitable quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all.