THE CONFERENCE "PROMOTING EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTTHROUGH COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTRES" IN HOA BINH PROVINCE
On 7-8 October, the conference “Promoting education for sustainable development through community learning centres” was jointly organised by the Vietnam Association for Promoting Education (VAPE), the Ministry of Education, Vietnam (MOET), the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) and the Research Institute for Development of Learning Society (RIDLS) in Hoa Binh province, Vietnam. The event saw the participation of more than 70 experts, educators, facilitators and learners from Japan, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Mr Mai Hong Quan - the Deputy Manager of Research and Training, on behalf of SEAMEO CELLL – attended the conference.
Besides the sessions of experience sharing in community learning centres (CLCs) management, the conference came to an agreement on the importance of learning through these centres, emphasising that it requires the cooperation and coordination among all concerning parties in the society for the CLCs to operate successfully and effectively so that the Global Action Programme (GAP) on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on Education in the 2030 Agenda can be achieved. The participants also reached a commitment on an action plan to further promote the operation of CLCs.
Finally, the conference concluded with a site visit to a CLC in Xuat Hoa commune, Lac Son district, Hoa Binh province.