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UNESCO: Education at the 7th World Social Forum

January 2007 - UNESCO’s Education Sector is co-organizing three workshops at the World Social Forum (Nairobi, Kenya, 20 -25 January). The workshops, jointly organized with partner NGOs and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, will address literacy, girls’ education and civil society’s influence on education.

The workshops:

  • Innovation in literacy: Approaches and practices, registered by the International Council for Adult Education.
  • Time for Action on Girls’ Education: Empowering to reduce vulnerabilities to HIV, registered by Education International.
  • Strategies for Strengthening Civil Society’s Capacity to Engage Governments on Education Policy, registered by the Asian South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education.

UNESCO will also have a stand at the Forum, featuring education publications from UNESCO and its partners in the Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education for All. UNESCO’s Social and Human Sciences Sector will organize a parallel event with the Kenyan government to bring NGOs together with ministers and academics at the interregional level.

Contact: Sabine Detzel, Focal Point for the Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education for All


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