Zimbabwe has always been one of those countries which I had a curious fascination with and a deep interest in visiting. Formerly known as Southern Rhodesia, it was granted its independence from Britain in1980 and since then has been working to develop its economy and to take its place in the modern world.
We recommend the latest issue of the DVV International Newsletter, the contents of which are found through the links found below. A number of the pieces in the newsletter relate to follow-up from the recent UNESCO CONFINTEA VII held in Morocco in June 2022. The Marrakech Framework for Action, Harnessing the transformational power of Adult Learning and Education, that emanated from the conference is attached for convenience.
On 2 December at the University of East Anglia, there was a memorial event for one of the greats of adult education, Professor Alan Rogers, who died earlier in the year. We are very pleased that CR&DALL core member, Professor Simon McGrath, was able to present his reflections on Alan's contributions. We attach an extract from his keynote address with Anna Robinson-Pant on Alan’s wider legacy.
An international conference took place in Chisinau, Moldova on 9-10 November 2022 on the role of ALE in the development of local communities with extensive participation from Armenia, Belarus, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo and the Ukraine. It was part of the DVV International Regional Project for Eastern Neighbours and jointly organized with the European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA). In addition to the countries mentioned above there were interesting case studies also from Germany, Greece and Sweden as well as the European Training Foundation (ETF).