August 2022

Dear Reader,

Welcome to this month’s edition of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) newsletter. Here you will find information about our 70th anniversary celebrations, International Literacy Day, our technology trainings for literacy educators, recent publications, and much more.

I wish you an enjoyable read!

David Atchoarena
Director, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

70th UIL anniversary – Save the date!
The UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning turns 70 this year and you’re invited to celebrate the many milestones in UIL’s history and discuss the future of lifelong learning with us. Mark your calendars: 

Wednesday, 26 October 2022, 17:00–18:30 (CEST): Hybrid anniversary celebration in Hamburg, Germany

Thursday, 27 October 2022, 9:30-17:00 (CEST): Virtual symposium, ‘Harnessing the power of lifelong learning’ 

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Virtual anniversary exhibition
UIL launches technology training for literacy educators in Egypt
Digital skills are key for literacy teaching in the twenty-first century. To promote quality literacy provision by increasing
the effective use of technologies, the UNESCO-led Global Education Coalition (GEC) and the Global Alliance for Literacy (GAL) together launched the first national workshop aimed at developing contextualized digital competency training modules for literacy educators in Egypt from 22 to 25 August 2022.
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'I made the decision to develop my digital technology skills because it is the language of the era. The training session was wonderful to develop our teamwork and hear our voices.’

Ms Gamila El Said Abdallah
Adult educator, Egypt 
Marrakech Framework for Action: Call for testimonials
With the adoption of the Marrakech Framework for Action at the Seventh International Conference on Adult Education in June, representatives of over 140 countries committed to translating the vision of a right to lifelong learning into reality. Learn more about what ministers of education and further stakeholders have to say about the framework and share with us what your organization plans to do to support its implementation. 
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Upcoming events
International Literacy Day
The theme of this year’s International Literacy Day, ‘Transforming literacy learning spaces’, presents an opportunity to acknowledge the importance of literacy learning spaces for encouraging learners’ engagement and for ensuring quality, equitable and inclusive education for all. At the global level, a two-day hybrid international event will take place on 8 and 9 September 2022 in Côte d’Ivoire. 
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Annual general meeting of the Global Alliance for Literacy
International Literacy Day 2022 will also see the Global Alliance for Literacy (GAL) come together in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, for its annual general meeting. Participants will meet on 8 September 2022 to discuss progress on advancing literacy in the 29 GAL member countries. Strengthening the digital competences of literacy educators and technology-supported literacy teaching and learning of refugees, internally displaced persons and migrants will also be on the agenda. 
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Lifelong learning for health webinar
On 7 September 2022, UIL and the UNESCO Chair Global Health and Education (GHE) will co-host the webinar ‘Spaces, institutions and actors: Towards a health learning pathway for all’. It is part of a series aimed at developing a roadmap for the enactment of the Yeonsu Declaration for Learning Cities, adopted at the fifth International Conference on Learning Cities (ICLC 5) in October 2021. 
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Explore our online courses
International Review of Education
New IRE issue

Commitments in search of a world in which they can be delivered

IRE Editor's Monthly Choice

Reimagining adult education and lifelong learning for all: Historical and critical perspective

The Global Report on Adult Learning and Education (GRALE): Strengths, weaknesses and future directions
Guidelines on open and distance learning for youth and adult literacy published in Arabic
These guidelines, initially launched in English in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), have now been translated into Arabic in response to demand from Member States in the region. The publication is expected to support the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of open and distance learning (ODL)-based literacy programmes. 
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