by Dyson Mthawanji and Gerhard Quincke

After Cyclone Freddy: Conclusions to be drawn for ALE work

Freddy, the longest-lasting and highest-energy tropical cyclone ever recorded worldwide, hit Madagascar, Mozambique, and Malawi. Adult learning and education can integrate preventive measures like reforestation into its curricula and equip communities and individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge on how to be prepared for disaster, master early warning systems, evacuation procedures, and disaster kits.

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MOJA Adult Education Platform is expanding to become part of the African Continental Project (ACP). With 54 countries and multiple languages, it is no small challenge to bring the diverse African ALE community together. However, this is exactly what the ACP is seeking to do.

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Representatives from universities, ministries and training institutions in Tanzania, Uganda and Ethiopia, are participating in the Curriculum globALE Master Training Programme in 2023. After the training, these Master Trainers will take the lead in establishing a well-informed training of trainers structure in ALE and push the professionalisation agenda forward.

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by Laura Alarcón

ALE against machismo

Andean Meeting VI towards a transformative and integral ALE put an emphasis on the capacity of ALE to combat machismo. The meeting took place in Bogotà, for the first time in hybrid mode. It was attended by government representatives, civil society organizations, academics, and private sector representatives, from Mexico, Guatemala, Cuba, Ecuador, Peru, and Germany.

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80 participants from all over Europe discussed new ways in which adult education can help people to react and act appropriately to the changes and crises of the present and to identify the options available.

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by Christoph Jost, Director, DVV International

70th anniversary of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

DVV International cordially congratulates the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) that recently celebrated its 70th anniversary with a most interesting hybrid event in Hamburg involving prominent facilitators, colleagues, partners and other stakeholders from around the globe.

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