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ASPBAE (Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education)
Today, ASPBAE has grown to a network of organizations and individuals involved in formal and non-formal adult education, working with and through NGOs, community organizations, government agencies, universities, trade unions, indigenous peoples, women's organizations, the media and other institutions of civil society across the Asia-Pacific.
ASPBAE'S fundamental purpose is to defend and advance the rights of adults throughout the Asia-Pacific Region to learn throughout their lives in order to gain control of their destiny.
Through a process of sub-regional consultations held in 2000, culminating in the Third General Assembly, the ASPBAE membership reasserted its belief in the enabling, empowering and transformative potential of adult education and set itself to pursue a new set of priorities and strategies to better fulfill its mission.
ASPBAE's major program areas are:
Adult Literacy for Social Justice and Empowerment
Education for Womens Empowerment
Education for Peace and Conflict Prevention
Education for Displaced Peoples
ASPBAE plays a key role in promoting interest and action in relation to these areas: organizing dialogues and learning exchanges; initiating research; developing a resource database on adult learning; conducting training; lobbying and policy advocacy.
Senior Lecturer, Gender and Development, Book Review Editor, Journal of South Asian Development University of East Anglia
School of International Development
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ -UK