On 23-24 April 2018, UNESCO Bangkok with the support of Japan-funds-in-trust organised the 2018 Expert Meeting on Innovating Adult and Community Learning in Asia and the Pacific. The meeting aimed to obtain inputs for the production of a series of UNESCO Bangkok learning videos that will serve to enhance capacity of educators, practitioners of adult learning and CLC management within the scope of the project “Development of Online Learning Contents for Community Learning Centres.”
The meeting was held in UNESCO Bangkok office. It gathered 30 experts, and educators in the field of lifelong learning from ten countries in the regionand international organisations (ASPBAE, DVV International, SEAMEO, SEAMEO CELLL, and UNESCO offices). Ten key areas of adult learning and community learning centres were identified and discussed thoroughly. An array of inputs were made from examination of the topics from different perspectives to finally produce lists of subject matters to be included in the video contents.
The video series when available will be disseminated in various ways to bring about positive direct impacts in capacity development of the region’s adult learning and community learning practitioners and indirectly benefit learners.
SEAMEO CELLL representative participated in the event and facilitated several discussion sessions. The Centre will consider using the outcome of the meeting in its future workshops as well as recommending it at other workshops and policy meetings in Vietnam for the development of CLCs towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).