Publication launch: Trends in adult learning and education in Africa
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and the African Union (AU) will launch the report Trends in Adult Learning and Education in Africa – Findings from the Fourth Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 4) via two webinars. All interested stakeholders are invited to the webinars, one directed at English-speaking participants (15/4), the other one at French-speaking participants (16/4).Promoting quality education in Africa remains a major priority for UNESCO, with the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning paying attention to the often-neglected area of youth and adult education. In response, to strengthen understandings of ‘where we stand’ as a global community, and to address the increased needs of youth and adult education, UIL has compiled the report Trends in Adult Learning and Education in Africa on the basis of GRALE 4, providing a regional snapshot of adult learning and education based on data and information provided by 40 countries of the continent.
It reports how far the recommendations of the Belém Framework for Action and the Recommendation on Adult Learning and Education have been implemented on the African continent. Data on the continent included in GRALE 4 make clear that without a sea-change in political will and resourcing, the potential contribution of adult learning and education to giving us the key tools – economic, social, technological, even ethical – to take on and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals will remain unrealized.
The African GRALE 4 report provides valuable insight for governments, education experts and policy-makers in African Member States to monitor and accelerate progress towards not only SDG 4, but also the whole sustainable development agenda, with equity and especially inclusion – to leave no one behind – as measures of overall success.
Date and time
- 15 April 2020, 14:00-15:20h CET (English)Join via Skype https://meet.lync.com/unesco-org/s.shalaby/MC8KJWYW
- 16 April 2020, 14:00-15:20h CET (French)Join via Skype https://meet.lync.com/unesco-org/s.shalaby/MC8KJWYW
No prior registration is necessary.