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CONFINTEA VII Sub-regional Consultation for Eastern and Southern Africa

| Southern Africa East Africa Conference

The Sub-regional online preparatory consultation for CONFINTEA for Eastern and Southern Africa takes place on 21 June 2021.


International Conference: Celebrating 50 Years of Adult Education in Tanzania

| East Africa Conference

This event is organized by the University of Dar es Salaam in partnership with other adult education stakeholders in Tanzania. The guest of Honor will be His Excellency, Kassim Majaliwa Majaliwa (MP) and the Prime Minister of The United Republic Of Tanzania. The conference will provide room for plenary discussions with participants about status of adult education in Tanzania


Exploring ‘resilience’ and climate justice: challenges for ALE

| Global Webinar

In these times of extreme precarity, a new buzzword is ‘resilience’. In combination with adjectives resilience means many different things to different constituencies across the natural and social sciences, ranging from absorptive to adaptive; restorative to transformative resilience. This webinar explores different interpretations of resilience and outlines a variety of resilience capacities in the context of climate justice. We pose the questions: how do we as adult educators understand and utilise the concept of ‘resilience’? What understandings of `resilience’ are most useful and generative in the collective struggles towards climate justice?

For further information contact Dorothy Lucardie:

Please register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining
the meeting.


Ecofeminism and Food Systems

| Southern Africa Webinar

Building food systems is becoming increasingly important and raises important questions about the role of adult educators. The Centre for Integrated Post-School Education and Training (CIPSET) at the Nelson Mandela University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa is currently running a series on Community Food Systems.

Susan Nakacwa is the speaker at this event. Susan joined GRAIN, an international non-profit organisation. in 2017 after working with several regional civil society organisations on the African continent. A journalist by training, her passion lies in researching, documenting and making the case for smallholder farming in Africa. Based in Kampala, Uganda, Susan works with GRAIN partners across the continent, especially on issues related to seeds, land grabs and trade policy.

Date: 12 May 2021

Time: 16:30 (CAT)

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Zoom details: ID:999 3598 8869 Pass Code: 189406


Leave no one behind - Opportunities to build ALE in Africa

| Africa Meeting

Purposes of the meeting are:

(i) Reconnecting ALE practitioners with one another

(ii) Exploring opportunities to build ALE in Africa through ’We are ALE’ campaign; Swedish partnerships; Moja Website, Connection to Agenda 2030

(iii) Learning from recent study in Uganda by Dr Salome Awidi on literacy and sustainability amongst refugees

Draft Programme

  • Welcome and check in
  • Brief introduction to ‘We are ALE’ campaign – Carole Avande-Houndjo, Vice President, ICAE
  • Short reports from KTO (Tanzania) and FSO (Sweden)
  • Group discussion: how can we work with ‘We are ALE’ campaign
  • Report on launch of Moja Africa, an online platform for adult educators in Africa
  • Brief presentation ‘Literacy and sustainability amongst refugees’ - Dr Salome Awidi
  • Discussion
  • Pulling threads together for ways forward - discussion

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Time: 11:00-12:30 (CAT)

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What Skills to Be Developed for 21st Century Needs? Lessons for Adult Educators

PIMA | Adult Education | Lifelong Learning (

Hereby, PIMA Network cordially invites you to attend its special webinar on the challenging aspects of skills development in an era of uncertainties and crisis. Distinguished experts, researchers of skills policies, development, and adult and lifelong learning will provide keynote presentations to be followed by short reflections and questions with answers.

DATE: Monday, 4 December 2023. – 09.00am to 11.00am CET


Meeting ID: 873 8579 3761

Passcode: 395510


Chair: Balázs Németh, member of PIMA Ex-Co. and EAEA Board member/ eucen and EPALE Hungary ambassador

09.00am – 11.00am CET

Welcome Greetings from Shirley Walters (president of PIMA Network)

  • El-Iza Mohamedou (Head of the OECD Centre for Skills) Shifting Paradigms: Empowering Lifelong Learning through Vocational Education and Training


  • Songheang Ai (Alternate SOCA Leader for Cambodia, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization/ Center Director of Regional Center for Technical Education Development (SEAMEO TED) Re-Imaging Skill Development: Supporting Mechanism


  • Séamus O’Tuama (Chair of ASEM LLL Hub/ UCC, IE) Building Skills through Five Capitals of Learning


  • Éva Farkas (Chair, Board of Directors - International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame (IACEHOF) Microcredentials and Individual Learning Account: Two innovative initiatives to promote the reskilling of employees


Closing words by the Chair of Session

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WEBINAR: Adult Education for formal and non-formal workspaces / Éducation des Adultes dans les Espaces de Travail Formels et Non-Formels

Join us for an informative discussion on Adult Education and Learning for the workplace (formal and non-formal)

Register to join us.


Ms. Zahia Kacher - Rural Women's Association AFUD, Algeria

Topic: Promotion of Vocational Training through Learning

Ms. Kacher will reflect on her work with rural women, focusing on promoting entrepreneurship to build their skills and capacity. The aim is to enable them to actively contribute to economic development, with a special emphasis on advancing female entrepreneurship.

Adekunle Tinuoye - Micheal Imoudu National Institute For Labour Studies, Nigeria

Topic: Overview of Labour Education in Nigeria

Mr. Tinuoye will provide an overview of labour education in Nigeria, with specific emphasis on the work and activities of the Micheal Imoudu National Institute For Labour Studies. He will highlight the institute's contributions to enlightening workers about their rights, the importance of harmonious labour management relations, and achieving workplace peace and harmony.


TIME: 14:00 – 15:30 (SAST)

15:00 - 16:30 (EAT)

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Lifelong Learning Festival - UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities

On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the Global Network of Learning Cities (GNLC), the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL), with the support of East China Normal University (ECNU) in Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, will host the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities Lifelong Learning Festival from 30 October to 3 November 2023.

This festival will highlight the achievements and progress made by learning cities worldwide. It will showcase the transformative power of lifelong learning in promoting sustainable development, fostering global citizenship, and improving health and well-being at the local level, with a global impact. The event will be part of the #ImALifelongLearner campaign.

We invite you to mark your calendars and visit the festival's event page for more information.

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