PREPARATORY DISCUSSION ON URBAN AGRICULTURE TRAINING FOR CLC EDUCATORS AND SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS IN VIETNAM
To concretise the MOUs signed among the three centres, SEAMEO BIOTROP, SEAMEO CELLL and SEAMEO SEN agreed to collaborate on Urban Agriculture Training for Community Learning Centre Educators and Special Education Teachers in Vietnam, in cooperation with Nong Lam University, HCMC Vietnam as a partner institution. On 9 June 2017, SEAMEO CELLL, Dr Jesus Fernandez, SEAMEO BIOTROP’s Deputy Director and Dr Nguyen Ngoc Thuy, Head, Office of International Cooperation from Nong Lam University held a discussion meeting at SEAMEO CELLL office about initial preparation for the training. In the meeting, the three parties agreed on responsibilities each should shoulder in terms of the training’s agenda and relevant logistics arrangements. This training is tentatively organised in mid-September this year at Nong Lam University.
CLC DEVELOPMENT: MUTUAL EXCHANGE OF GOOD PRACTICES OF CLCS IN CAMBODIA, LAO PDR, VIETNAM, AFGHANISTAN AND JAPAN
Community learning centre (CLCs) are local educational institutions, established with the purpose of promoting individual empowerment and enhancing sustainable development of the whole community by offering lifelong learning opportunities for all. With that sense of purpose, CLCs have a pivotal role to play and attract special attention from the whole society. Being aware of the significance as well as enormous potential of CLCs on educational and social development, SEAMEO CELLL, with technical and financial support from DVV-International, organised a workshop entitled “CLC Development: Mutual Exchange of Good Practices of CLCs in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Afghanistan and Japan” on 7-8 June 2017 at SEAMEO CELLL office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The workshop brought together 25 specialists and officials involved in CLC development from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Vietnam, and Afghanistan to share successful models and practices of CLC management and operation within their own countries. The presentations and case examples from the participating countries aroused keen interest among the participants, offering substantial input for ensuing discussions about the applicability of those good practices from one country to another.
Click here for the workshop's presentations and photos.
On 8th June 2017, as a side meeting of the CLCs workshop, Board of Directors of SEAMEO CELLL had a meeting with key strategic partners in the region to discuss planning details of the second phase of the Project Towards a lifelong learning agenda for Southeast Asian Countries funded by UIL with SEAMEO CELLL being the implementation agency.
Participating the meeting were Mr. Uwe Gartenschaelager, Regional Director of DVV International Regional Office (based in Lao PDR), Mr Ichiro Miyazawa, Programme Specialist, UNESCO Bangkok, Dr. Jesus Fernandez, Deputy Director of SEAMEO BIOTROP and Dr. Nguyen Hong Son, Deputy General Director, Department of Non-Formal Education, Vietnam Ministry of Education and Training cum Governing Board Member of SEAMEO CELLL.
SEAMEO CELLL, with technical and financial support from DVV-International, carries out a project on designing an Instructional Resource Package: Using Soft Skills in Non-formal Education for facilitators at CLCs.
The project aims to mobilise expertise in the development of a package of training materials to accompany the Training Manual for Facilitators: Using Soft Skills in Non-formal Education published by PRIA.
For this project, SEAMEO CELLL is seeking consultant(s) to assist SEAMEO CELLL in developing the package.
Details are given below. A downloadable version is also available here.
Seven distinguished personalities have been conferred Honorary Fellowships by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) in recognition of their extraordinary contribution to international lifelong learning. All seven have, over long careers, made a substantial impact in relation to UIL’s mandate in research, capacity building, networking and publication in lifelong learning, with a focus on adult and continuing education, literacy and non-formal basic education. The fellowships were conferred at an award ceremony at UIL on 16 May 2017.
UIL congratulates the 2017 fellows: Professor Ms Catherine Odora Hoppers, South Africa; Dean Ms Veronica McKay, South Africa; Director Mr Le Huy Lam, Viet Nam; Director Mr S.Y Shah, India; Professor Mr Ekkehard Nuissl, Germany; Professor Ms Katarina Popović, Serbia; Director-General Ms Sylvia Schmelkes, Mexico.
They join the seven UIL Honorary Fellows who received the distinction in 2016. We look forward to their continued contribution in supporting and shaping UIL’s work in the years to come.
The award ceremony took place during a two-day consultative meeting at the UIL in Hamburg this week to guide preparations for the Mid-Term Review (MTR) of the sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI).
The MTR will bring key players from the adult learning and education community together in the city of Suwon in the Republic of Korea in October 2017. The conference will take stock of achievements and challenges since 2009 and set directions towards CONFINTEA VII, which is planned for 2021.
For further information, go to:
CONFINTEA VI Final Report
Belém Framework for Action