DVV International, in cooperation with the Uganda Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), conducted an exchange visit in Uganda from 14-18 March 2022. The visit was to facilitate peer learning and experience sharing between Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda in ALE programming and service delivery.

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DVV International has been working with local partners to promote lifelong learning and strengthen adult learning and education (ALE) in Ukraine for over twelve years. We would therefore like to provide an insight into the work that our colleagues and civil society partners have done in recent years. The focus has always been on building an ALE system with the involvement of civil society actors.

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Nabila dries chilli pepper that she will use for the harissa paste. DVV International. ©Augustin Le Gall

Citizenship education has become central to the field of adult education. DVV International’s work in North Africa is based on the four pillars of citizenship education: learning to know, learning to be, learning to live together, and learning to do. This work has now been translated into a photo feature recounting the journey of champions of citizenship education in Tunisia.

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, Dr. Thomas Lichtenberg, Senior Desk Officer East Africa, DVV International

Uganda: Adult learning and education – A system-building approach

ALESBA phases

The Adult Learning and Education System-Building Approach (ALESBA) describes a complex system which claims to take into account all components for a sustainable adult education system. In Uganda, DVV International and the Ministry of Gender, Labour, and Social Development, together with local governments, formed a strategic alliance to pilot ALESBA in four districts. The goal of the collaboration was to systematically improve adult education using a systems approach.

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, Angeliki Giannakopoulou, Project Manager, DAFNI KEK

Digitalisation and democracy

Digitalisation, democracy and adult education © Getty Images / metamorworks

Digitalisation and its relation to democracy is a topic that increasingly unfolds its duality, especially in the context of adult learning and education (ALE). The context paper “Digitalisation and Democracy” considers the concept of democracy, discusses digital rights in Europe and gives concrete key policy recommendations highlighting among others the need to recognise and support the role of ALE.

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, Christian Sattler, Senior Manager Online Editing and Communication, German Adult Education Association

German Adult Education Centres are “United in Diversity”

Diversity © Getty Images / fona2

With this year’s annual theme “United in Diversity”, Adult Education Centres (Volkshochschulen) all over Germany address a crucial challenge to our democracy: to strengthen the cohesion of society and address the diversity of individual identities at the same time.

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