confitea1.jpgExperts from 54 Francophone countries gathered in Lyon this month to discuss sustainable literacy in preparation for the world conference on adult education (CONFINTEA VI) to be held in Brazil in May.
The meeting brought together ministers and directors of education and culture, NGOs and representatives of bi- and multi-lateral agencies on the theme of knowledge as a lifelong skill using methods that adapt to changing needs. Other topics included the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs), multilingualism and the recognition and validation of all types of learning. The conference was organised by the French agency for literacy, the Agence Nationale de Lutte contre L’illettrisme (ANLCI) and the French National Commission for UNESCO in close collaboration with the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, the French Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF).
Recommendations will be presented at the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI), in Belém, Brazil in May.
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning.