On 24-25 November 2016, SEAMEO CELLL attended “Policy Forum on Youth and Adult Learning and Education in Sustainable Development Goals 4 (SDG4) organised by UNESCO, Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE), DVV International and International Council for Adult Education (ICAE) in Bangkok, Thailand
The Policy Forum is planned as a multi-stakeholder event, bringing together representatives from governments, UNESCO, education coalitions, CSOs active in Lifelong Learning and donor agencies to strategise and exchange the implementation of youth and adult learning strategies and policies within the lifelong learning framework of SDG4.
The Policy Forum unpacked the education goal and clarified indicators, the political context and resources needed to realise the targets related to youth and adult learning and education. The Forum also paid attention to the UNESCO’s publication: Rethinking Education: Towards a global common good?, Education 2030 Framework for Action, 3rd The Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE 3).
Some new networking has been set-up for future collaboration at SEAMEO CELLL.
THE ASEM LLL HUB CONFERENCE 2016: LIFELONG LEARNING AND RESILIENCE IN DISASTER MANAGEMENTASIAN AND EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES
The ASEM LLL Hub Conference 2016: Lifelong Learning and Resilience in Disaster Management: Asian and European Perspectives, taking place on 8-10 November 2016 at the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, was co-hosted by ASEM LLL Hub and SEAMEO CELLL in cooperation with Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Danish Ministry for Children, Education and Gender Equality, and Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF). The Conference witnessed the participation of 70 delegates, including scholars, researchers, policy makers and practitioners from 18 different Asian and European countries.
Commencing the Conference, Mr Anders Martinsen, Head of Secretariat, ASEM LLL Hub and Mr Le Huy Lam, SEAMEO CELLL Centre Director conveyed their opening speeches, followed by opening remarks addressing the significance and relevance of the field lifelong learning and resilience in disaster management in the contemporary world.
The SOM1 for the ASEM ME6 was a chance for ASEM partners and stakeholders to debate and agree on the theme of the ASEM ME6, the agenda of the meeting and draft of the Conclusions by the Chair of the ASEM ME6, as well as launched discussions on the ASEM Education cooperation in four priority areas: (a) quality assurance and recognition; (b) engaging business and industry in education; (c) balanced mobility; (d) lifelong learning including technical and vocational education and training.
At the SOM1 ASEM ME6, Ms Vu Lan Chi, Deputy Director of SEAMEO CELLL, presented about the Centre’s flagship project “Towards a Lifelong learning Agenda in Southeast Asian Countries” under technical and financial funding of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (Based in Hamburg, Germany) and shared the set of recommendations and strategic actions to promote lifelong learning in the region which were adopted at the Expert Meeting on 4-5 October 2016.