Following this issue of Adult Education and Development, our cooperation partner, the International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) is offering you the chance to discuss the question of what should be done after the end of the Millennium Development Goals in 2015 in a virtual seminar.
The seminar is free of charge and open to anyone. Do you want to participate?
Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is open now and until the beginning of the seminar. The seminar will start in the first week of February 2014 and last for approximately two weeks.
The virtual seminar runs via e mail. The articles will be sent to all participants in English, French and Spanish. You can respond to the articles and comments by e mail. Your contributions can be in English, French or Spanish and they will be translated.
If you have questions ahead of the seminar, do not hesitate to contact Irene Lobo email@example.com at the ICAE Secretariat in Montevideo, Uruguay.
ICAE has been running virtual seminars for several years on topics in Adult Education and development. With more than 1000 participants from all regions of the world, the last ICAE Virtual Seminar (held from 17 June to 10 July 2013) dis cussed the Post 2015 education agenda: advocacy actions. The exchange included a thorough joint reflection on the preparation process of the post 2015 Development Agenda. Two aspects deserved special attention. On the one hand, the place and role of lifelong education were debated. On the other hand, the Virtual Seminar asked what the partici pation of civil society means and what advocacy power the organisations that defend education as a fundamental hu man right are actually having. The debate was well informed and rich in content thanks to the valuable contributions, comments and proposals received. As a result, the seminar shed some light on a process that is neither simple nor easy to follow. The intention was to facilitate and promote advo cacy actions necessary for Lifelong Learning and education to obtain the priority they deserve. In addition, the seminar aimed at maintaining the focus on human rights and to counteract instrumentalist and reductionist views of de velopment.