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The aim of the 4th Bonn Conference on Adult Education and Development (BoCAED) was to analyse the unique setting of adult education and non-formal learning in technical and vocational skills development (TVSD) in the informal sector; highlight the roles and responsibilities of the stakeholders involved; and identify best practices by fostering dialogue between practitioners and the scientific community.
UNESCO announced that it will not advocate for the continuation of Education for All. This announcement was met with concern by GCE and ASPBAE who believe that while education must be a stand-alone goal in the post-MDG framework, this must link to a continuing Education for All framework that maintains the full breadth of state commitments to education.
The OECD Skills Outlook 2013 has been released. This presents the initial results of the PIAAC, an international survey carried out in 24 countries which measures the key workplace and cognitive skills needed for individuals to participate successfully in society and for economies. The collected data assists governments in assessing, monitoring and analysing the level and distribution of skills among adults.
ASPBAE President, Jose Roberto Guevara, delivered a special address entitled "Educating for Resilience: Adult and Community Education Response to a Context of Crises" at an international symposium in Tokyo to commemorate the 60th anniversary of JSSACE.
ASPBAE's Basic Leadership Development Course marked its entry in to Myanmar and brought together passionate young leaders to have a voice in shaping the future course of education.
ASPBAE held a working group meeting on youth and life skills, bringing together NGOs and education campaign coalitions working on issues related to the youth.
To understand how policies and programmes can promote literacy and life skills education for marginalised youth, the Government of Indonesia and UNESCO, in collaboration with ASPBAE, organised an International Policy Forum on Literacy and Life Skills Education for Vulnerable Youth through Community Learning Centres (CLCs).
A global workshop on 'Privatisation and Public-Private Partnerships and the Right to Education: Building Critical Research Skills' aimed to build research capacities of national education coalitions in different parts of the world to respond more effectively to urgent issues related to education financing and privatisation.
ASPBAE organised a consultation of representatives from 11 national education coalitions in the Asia Pacific in advance of an international workshop on Education Privatisation organised by the Global Campaign for Education (GCE).
The seminar explored the theme through diverse perspectives on topics such as Official Development Assistance (ODA), South-South cooperation, knowledge sharing and exchange, benchmarking, Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs), capacity development, as well as regional and international normative frameworks.
The theme for this year’s Global Action Week was 'Every Child Needs a Teacher', a campaign demanding that states act now to ensure every child has well-trained and well-supported teachers. The following article is a round-up of how some of ASPBAE’s members celebrated Global Action Week this year.
A Civil Society Global Forum met prior to the High Level Panel Meeting on Post-2015 Millennium Development Goals in Bali, Indonesia, to discuss strategies and concepts to be presented to the Panel.
Over 100 representatives from countries, UN agencies, donors, academia, and civil society organisations agreed that the expansion of education access, and a greater focus on equity and education quality should be key features of the post 2015 education agenda.
In its meeting in November 2012, the GPE Board agreed that there should be continuity of the Civil Society Education Fund (CSEF) with no break in the funding. This was a priority decision of importance to civil society organisations as it will provide USD 14.5 million for national education coalitions in 50 countries over the next 2 years
The EFA Steering Committee members presented the draft Global EFA Meeting statement that focused on the 'last big push' for 2015 and underscored the measures that all EFA stakeholders should set in place to accelerate efforts to meet the 2015 goals and targets.
With the theme, People’s Solidarity against Poverty and for Sustainable Development: Challenging Unjust and Unequal Development, Building States of Citizens for Citizens, the 9th Asia-Europe People’s Forum (AEPF) was held from 16-19 October 2012 in Laos.
The 2012 EFA Global Monitoring Report (GMR), Youth and Skills: Putting education to work, was launched at the UNESCO Headquarters on 16 October 2012 in Paris to mark the Global Monitoring Report’s 10th anniversary.
The UNESCO-International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) convened a Policy Forum on Engaging Youth in Planning Education for Social Transformation which was held from 16-18 October 2012 in the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.
The Sixth UNESCO Collective Consultation of NGOs for Education for All (CCNGO/EFA) was strategically important in pushing the EFA goals with barely three years to go til 2015.
The resource pack on women’s education and literacy led by ASPBAE and country partners in India, Philippines, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea has been successfully completed and published.
The latest ASPBAE publication The Power of Literacy: Women’s Journeys in India, Indonesia, Philippines and Papua New Guinea was launched on 24 September 2012 as part of the events within ASPBAE’s Strategic Assessment and Planning Workshop held in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
ASPBAE announces a new publication ‘Persuading Powers – Stories from Education Coalitions in the Asia Pacific’. ‘Persuading Powers’ is a collection of stories about good practice and lessons learnt by 12 national education coalitions in the Asia Pacific region.
The first EFA Steering Committee meeting aimed to agree on working modalities, governance, and a work plan for the Committee for 2012-2013.
The main agenda of the Global Partnership for Education’s (GPE) Board meeting was to progress its strategic plan for the next three years and to discuss the institutional hosting arrangements for the GPE.
The Strategic Plan of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) recognises the central role of teachers.