You are invited to this seminar and launch of EU Centre Jean Monnet Network on the EU’s Role in the Implementation of the SDGs in Asia Pacific, Monday 23 July 2018. The Efforts to Improve Basic Education and Access in Lao PDR: the case of the Basic Education Quality and Access program (BEQUAL).
The Government of Lao PDR and Australia, with support from the European Union, have implemented the Basic Education Quality and Access (BEQUAL) program in Lao PDR since 2015. This program, running until 2019, aims to provide better quality education for 450,000 children, particularly for children living in remote areas, contributing to achieving SDG4. This seminar will discuss the results that have been made so far as well as challenges present which this program needs to take into consideration in order to achieve its goals. The seminar will further provide suggestions to provide better quality education to Lao children in a sustainable way.
The EU Centre at RMIT is delighted to announce that this seminar marks the launch of formal activities of its Jean Monnet Network on the EU’s Role in the Implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Asia Pacific. This is supported by a grant from the EU’s Jean Monnet program for the period 2018-2020.
Dr Lamphoune Luangxay is currently Division Head of Basic Vocational Training at the Department of Non-Formal Education (DNFE) of the Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) in Lao PDR. He is responsible for leading the development of non-formal basic vocational training, including formulating national policies and delivery mechanisms. In addition, he is a key part of the development process of creating a context-appropriate understanding of Lifelong Learning for Lao PDR.
He graduated from the University of Queensland with a Doctorate in adult literacy in 2017. His thesis title was “Literacy, Change, and Globalisation: Literacy Practices in a Rural Lao Village”. His PhD research, for which he spent three months in a remote village in the North of Lao PDR, has provided him with insights into different critical reflections on and approaches to adult literacy. He argued that adult literacy is a fluid social practice rather than an object which can be obtained or eradicated.
WHEN: Monday 23 July, 12:30pm - 2:00pm
WHERE: RMIT City Campus
Building 1, Level 1, Room 15 (Large Board Room)
124 La Trobe Street, Melbourne
Refreshments will be provided.