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Interview with Vanna Peou, who is today the country director of DVV International in Cambodia, working at the intersection of adult education and development cooperation. Being born in a poor family in Cambodia during the civil war period made learning really difficult.

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Erwachsenenbildung liefert unter Einbindung einer starken Zivilgesellschaft enorm wichtige Beiträge und Lösungsansätze in vielen Entwicklungsfragen, insbesondere für benachteiligte Menschen in entlegeneren Gegenden. Die grundsätzliche Herausforderung besteht darin, diesen Zusammenhang evidenzbasiert aufzuarbeiten und zielgerichtet zu kommunizieren – weit über die Erwachsenenbildungsszene hinaus.

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Which adult education practices have proven to be successful in order to include young adults at risk of social exclusion and support them in the exercise of active participatory citizenship? This was one of the research questions that moved us – a pool of European researchers – in the field, keen on accessing and investigating existing education programmes in 19 countries across Europe.

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November 2017 by Pham Anh Duy, Vietnam

Raising the voice of deaf people

There are about 1 million deaf people in Vietnam. They have a hard time accessing information, health, education, transportation and other social services. Sign language – the language of the deaf and of deaf culture – is still largely unknown in Vietnam. There are currently ten sign language interpreters in the whole country. It is very difficult for the deaf to raise their voice in their families, at work and in society.

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For the DVV International blog, Timothy Ireland gives an insight into the Mid-Term Review of CONFINTEA VI, which took place in Suwon, South Korea, from 25-27 October 2017.

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Das längste Glied in der Kette hat noch zu wenig Gewicht: Angesichts der langen Spanne des Erwachsenendaseins im Leben verdient die Erwachsenenbildung sehr viel mehr Aufmerksamkeit und Unterstützung. Das ist eine der Botschaften, die die 5. Internationale „Adult Education and Development Conference“ von DVV International aussendet, die vom 11. bis 12. Oktober in Tiflis und damit erstmals außerhalb Deutschlands stattfand. Anwesend waren über 120 Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer aus 36 Ländern.

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Interview with Vanna Peou, who is today the country director of DVV International in Cambodia, working at the intersection of adult education and development cooperation. Being born in a poor family in Cambodia during the civil war period made learning really difficult.

Read more

Erwachsenenbildung liefert unter Einbindung einer starken Zivilgesellschaft enorm wichtige Beiträge und Lösungsansätze in vielen Entwicklungsfragen, insbesondere für benachteiligte Menschen in entlegeneren Gegenden. Die grundsätzliche Herausforderung besteht darin, diesen Zusammenhang evidenzbasiert aufzuarbeiten und zielgerichtet zu kommunizieren – weit über die Erwachsenenbildungsszene hinaus.

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Which adult education practices have proven to be successful in order to include young adults at risk of social exclusion and support them in the exercise of active participatory citizenship? This was one of the research questions that moved us – a pool of European researchers – in the field, keen on accessing and investigating existing education programmes in 19 countries across Europe.

Read more
November 2017 by Pham Anh Duy, Vietnam

Raising the voice of deaf people

There are about 1 million deaf people in Vietnam. They have a hard time accessing information, health, education, transportation and other social services. Sign language – the language of the deaf and of deaf culture – is still largely unknown in Vietnam. There are currently ten sign language interpreters in the whole country. It is very difficult for the deaf to raise their voice in their families, at work and in society.

Read more

For the DVV International blog, Timothy Ireland gives an insight into the Mid-Term Review of CONFINTEA VI, which took place in Suwon, South Korea, from 25-27 October 2017.

Read more