Asia and Pacific Regional Preparatory Conference for the International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA) VII, September 22, 2021
Date: Wed., 22 September 2021
Time: 09:00–16:00, Bangkok (GMT+7)
Format: Online via Zoom
The International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA; hereafter also ‘Conference’) has taken place every 12 to 13 years since the late 1940s. The first Conference was held in 1949 in Elsinore (Denmark); since that inaugural event, the CONFINTEA has taken place in Montreal, Canada (1960); Tokyo, Japan (1972); Paris, France (1985); Hamburg, Germany (1997); and Belém, Brazil (2009). At the invitation of the Kingdom of Morocco, the CONFINTEA VII will take place in Morocco in 2022. It will be the first CONFINTEA since the United Nation’s 2015 adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and the most significant event for the international ALE community in the lead-up to the target year of the 2030 Agenda.
With an eye toward the CONFINTEA VII, now fast approaching, five sub-regional consultations (East, Southeast, South, Central and Pacific) were held in early 2021 in view of capturing the diversity of contexts, trends and priorities within each participating region to date. More than 45 countries and relevant CSOs participated and presented at these sub-regional consultations. All key points made, and a summary of the proceedings will be presented at the Asia and Pacific Regional Preparatory Conference (APRPC 2021) of 22 September .
The overall goal of the APRPC 2021 is to mutually share and arrive at a collective understanding of the common issues, innovations, challenges and forward-looking strategies that are key to renewing policies and catalyzing action in youth and adult learning and education in preparation for CONFINTEA VII at Morocco (2022).
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The forum will be in English. There will be no interpretation provided.
- Nominated high officials within the main Ministry responsible for ALE/CE/LLL/NFE
- CSO representatives, UN staff, Academics and other stakeholders
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Organisers and Key Partners
UNESCO Bangkok Office and Field Offices in cooperation with the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL)
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