Adult Learning and Education as a Lever for Transformation
UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and Kingdom of Morocco
From 15 to 17 June 2022, participants from across the globe came together for the Seventh International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VII) in Marrakech, Morocco. They took stock of achievements in adult learning and education, discussed challenges, and developed a new framework for action to make adult learning and education a reality around the world – the Marrakech Framework for Action.
CONFINTEA VII is one of the key conferences preparing the ground for the Transforming Education Summit (TES) and the renewal of the commitment by member states to education and lifelong learning as a pre-eminent public good. The Marrakech Framework for Action will guide Member States in their policies and actions in adult learning and education over the next decade which is particularly relevant for the TES Action Track 2, focusing on learning and skills for life, work and sustainable development.
Moderated by Ms Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General, UNESCO, the meeting hosted by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning together with the Kingdom of Morocco, presented outcomes of CONFINTEA and discussed how the implementation of the Marrakech Framework for Action can contribute to transforming education over the next decade. The event particularly focused on the call of UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for the formal recognition of a universal entitlement to lifelong learning and reskilling, translated into practice through legislation, policy and effective lifelong learning systems (Our Common Agenda, 2021, p.28).
Speakers: Minister of Education of the Kingdom of Morocco; David Atchoarena, Director, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning; Abdessamih Mahmoud, Director, National Agency against Illiteracy (Morocco); Ministers/Permanent Delegates representing each region; Permanent Delegate of the Kingdom of Morocco.