How Libraries support National Literacy Efforts

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 5 April 2016 - 9:30am to Wednesday, 6 April 2016 - 5:00pm
Germany, Hamburg
Type of Event: 
Working group/Expert Meeting

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) is convening an international workshop to discuss ways of integrating the literacy work done by public and community library systems into national literacy plans.

This workshop is convened by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) as part of its efforts to assist countries in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Participants will come up with policy guidelines and the content for a policy brief that will help guide countries on how to best use their library systems to improve literacy outcomes. This is a step in the right direction towards achieving SDG 4.6, which hinges on education and literacy within and beyond formal education systems. The workshop will bring together about 25 participants from around the world and is organized in cooperation with IREX / Beyond Access, an initiative that supports communities to access information through libraries. UIL is also working in partnership with the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) on various literacy projects.