With the development of the Curriculum managerALE in 2021, a major gap in addressing the needs of adult education actors was closed. Since then, it has been piloted in several Asian countries. The process was accompanied by a study that provided some valuable findings.

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In many Latin American countries, structures of Adult Learning and Education are poorly developed. Teachers must often take on a double role: Teaching, and managing education centres at the same time. The Curriculum managerALE is now being piloted in Guatemala and Mexico to equip educators with the necessary knowledge and tools.

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Communities in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus need to cope not only with global challenges such as climate change or economic shifts, they are also facing the ongoing war against Ukraine and its consequences. DVV International organised a regional training for managers of ALE-Institutions to provide them with strategies and tools to better address the needs of their communities.

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In 2022 and 2023, DVV International has been piloting the Curriculum managerALE in Kyrgyzstan in order to further strengthen the management and delivery of non-formal education in the country. The article shares insights about the approach and lessons learned from the process.

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Over the past two decades adult education has fallen out of focus in Tanzania. In a joint effort, DVV International, who started activities in the country in 2021, and the National Ministry of Education, Science and Technology are working to revitalise the sector and the national adult education programme.

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The Municipal Centre for Adult Learning and Education in Chisinau, Moldova, started its first courses in July 2023, while its German counterpart, the Abendakademie (Evening Academy) Mannheim has a history of 120 years. Mannheim and Chisinau are twinned-cities and the two ALE-institutions have started a close cooperation of sharing and learning to strengthen community-based adult learning and education.

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