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, Christoph Jost, Director, DVV International

70th anniversary of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

UIL birthday cake and three persons

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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, Uwe Gartenschläger, Deputy Director, DVV International

CONFINTEA VII: Transition needs investment in ALE!

From 15 to 17 June 2022, CONFINTEA VII brought together the global ALE community in Marrakesh, Kingdom of Morocco. Since 1949, CONFINTEA (Conférence internationale sur l'éducation des adultes) has been held every twelve years under the aegis of UNESCO as a central global format for exchange and target-setting in the field of adult education.

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, Johann Heilmann, Regional Director South-East Asia, DVV International

We don’t have adult education,… but we do have adult education offers! Vietnam and the Post-CONFINTEA process

Group photograph: Experts on Adult Education in front of flags, Ho Chi Minh City

The Marrakech Framework for Action (MFA), the output document of CONFINTEA VII, can certainly be interpreted as having something substantial to offer for the ALE community: the recognition of ALE as an integral part of lifelong learning, the demand for a comprehensive ALE system and the emphasis on the importance of local ALE institutions such as Community Learning Centres (CLC). But what does this mean for UNESCO’s member countries?

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group photograph Fourth National Congress for Youth and Adult Education, Peru

CONFINTEA is attended by official delegations and representatives of civil society organizations. For this edition, number VII, DVV International was part of the official Peruvian delegation because of its leading role in the field of adult education and development cooperation. Being part of the official delegation is a responsibility that does not end with the contributions and reflections expressed during the conference.

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Several persons discussing at a conference table

On 4 October 2022, the Eastern Neighbours regional project organised its first event in cooperation with the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA). There were about 50 participants from six countries: Armenia, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Ukraine and Moldova. This online workshop provided an opportunity for local civil society organisations (CSOs) and public agencies like ministries and local authorities to receive a general overview of the CONFINTEA processes, discuss approaches for advocacy and share ideas on implementing the Marrakech Framework for Action (MFA) recommendations.

 

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, Christoph Jost, Director, DVV International

Feminist development policy

Women regarding red capsica

The new federal government of Germany, which has been in office since the end of 2021, is fully committed to equal participation of all people in social, political and economic life – regardless of gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, skin colour, disability or other traits. In this sense, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) will pursue a feminist development policy. DVV International has rich experience in this field.

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