UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning Bulletin, July 2020

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While the COVID-19 pandemic further challenges people and education systems in many countries worldwide, others are entering into the recovery phase. The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) continues to provide expertise in how to ensure education for everyone during the pandemic and on how to make use of the learnings of this crisis.

We do this by means of webinars organized together with UNESCO learning cities, the publication of issue notes on topics such as open distance or family learning, and through direct advice to individual governments.

In addition, a focus of our regular programme activities has been on preparations for the fifth UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education as well as for the next International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA) in Morocco in 2022. You will find further information about these and further initiatives in this newsletter.

Wishing you good reading!

David Atchoarena

 

 

14 July 2020
Dear readers,

While the COVID-19 pandemic further challenges people and education systems in many countries worldwide, others are entering into the recovery phase. The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) continues to provide expertise in how to ensure education for everyone during the pandemic and on how to make use of the learnings of this crisis. We do this by means of webinars organized together with UNESCO learning cities, the publication of issue notes on topics such as open distance or family learning, and through direct advice to individual governments.

In addition, a focus of our regular programme activities has been on preparations for the fifth UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education as well as for the next International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA) in Morocco in 2022. You will find further information about these and further initiatives in this newsletter.

Wishing you good reading!

David Atchoarena

 
IN FOCUS: Fifth UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education

The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) launched the data collection process for the fifth UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 5). UNESCO National Commissions have been requested to nominate a focal point for providing country data in response to the GRALE 5 survey. The survey will be a valuable tool in the development of a comprehensive overview of adult learning and education across UNESCO Member States. National reports are due on 30 September 2020. Learn more

Adult learning and education
Within the framework of the United Nations High Level Political Forum, the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, the International Council for Adult Education, and Bridge 47 jointly organized a virtual side event, Global Citizenship Education: Response to Global Crisis, on 14 July 2020. Learn more
The death of George Floyd has sparked civil rights protests around the world and obliged people to consider questions of racism in their societies. In two blog pieces, Paul Stanistreet, of UIL, and Joy-Tendai Kangere and Niamh O’Reilly, of Ireland’s adult learning organization, AONTAS, reflect on the role of adult education as a process for anti-racism.
Lifelong learning policies
 

A new UNESCO issue note, produced by UIL, aims to support education policy-makers and planners in ensuring open and distance learning to support youth and adult learning in the context of the current pandemic, now and in its aftermath. Learn more

UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities
How are resilient learning cities built? Our new webinar series on COVID-19 recovery seeks answers to this question. Topics range from learning outcomes measurement, planning and evaluation, technical and vocational education and training, to education for sustainable development and learning for health and well-being. Learn more
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to rethinking cities’ development in social, cultural, economic, and environmental dimensions. On 25 June 2020, the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities, together with seven further UNESCO city networks and programmes, discussed challenges and solutions in this regard. Learn more
Literacy
According to the latest UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report,  'Inclusion and education – All means all' which was published on 23 June 2020, 14 per cent of adults worldwide lack basic reading and writing skills. UIL supports UNESCO Member States to build their capacities in policy development, programme delivery and literacy assessment to enable everyone to read and write. Learn more
 
 
Explore our databases


LITBASE: LITERACY CASE STUDIES WORLDWIDE


LIFELONG LEARNING
POLICIES DATABASE


RECOGNITION, VALIDATION
AND ACCREDITATION


UNESCO GLOBAL NETWORK OF LEARNING CITIES MEMBERS
International Review of Education
Publications
Issue note: Open and distance learning to support youth and adult learning
 
Russian edition of the fourth UNESCO Global Report on Adult Learning and Education
 
Chinese edition of the UIL Policy Brief 9, Engaging families in literacy and learning
 
External articles

Amid COVID-19, Maldives keeps children learning through remote education
WORLD BANK BLOGS

Reopening the World: Reopening schools—Insights from Denmark and Finland
Brookings

Digital access a necessity not a luxury
ARAB NEWS

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