The main outcome of CONFINTEA VII was the adoption of the Marrakech Framework for Action (MFA). The MFA, which replaces the Belém Framework for Action (BFA), will play a significant role in guiding the development and implementation of effective adult learning and education (ALE) policies and practices over the next decade.
Regional CONFINTEA VII Follow up Conference gathered over 100 participants across the Asia region, from ministries, academia, civil society and education institutions to determine feasible actions on regional and national level to support Member States in Asia to develop and implement inclusive youth and adult learning and education policies and activities following a lifelong learning perspective and thus realize the commitments made in the MFA.
At the meeting, key findings of the regional consultations and preparatory meeting and main outcomes from the CONFINTEA VII were presented, together with the plan of the new generation of the Global Report on Adult learning and Education (GRALE). National and regional examples and best practises were shared, together with civil society and academic perspectives.
A key mechanism for follow-up work, communities of practice (CoPs), will be also introduced at the end of the meeting. Please find all the presentations and materials through the links below.
For further information, questions or possible project opportunities, don’t hesitate to contact UNESCO Bangkok Lifelong Learning and Literacy team, Ilja Riekki, i.iriekki(at)unesco.org