Building Learning Societies:
September 6-8, 2000, Hanover, Germany
On September 6-8, 2000 at EXPO2000, UNESCO, The World Bank, and the German Foundation for International Development (DSE) will organize an international "Global Dialogue" on the growing role of information, knowledge and learning in sustainable development and poverty alleviation. The German Commission for UNESCO, the UNESCO Institute for Education in Hamburg, and DSE’s Development Policy Forum are co-organizers of this Global Dialogue 7 which will focus on how the information revolution can improve the lives of all people, particularly the world’s poor.
Knowledge and learning will be fundamental to human growth in the future. Understanding how people, societies and economies acquire and use knowledge – and why they sometimes fail to do so – will be a central challenge of the new millennium.
The opening of the Global Dialogue coincides with The World Bank Day at EXPO 2000. Its closing on September 8 coincides with the celebration of International Literacy Day and with the launching of the International Adult Learners’ Week in 30 countries, organized by UNESCO. Sabine Christiansen, a well-known German TV-presenter, will moderate this session - with live TV links to South Africa and Finland.
Highlights open to the public are:
Participants will include Nobel laureates, senior government officials, researchers and private sector representatives. They will be joined by experts from education, international development, information technology and related fields. While ‘Workshop 21’ (Sept. 6-8), convened by the UNESCO Institute for Education and the German Commission for UNESCO, will explore alternative approaches to knowledge production and dissemination in the light of enabling learning opportunities, the ‘Policy Dialogue’ (Sept. 6-8), convened by the DSE-Forum, will take a look at how developing economies can benefit from, and will have to adjust to, an increasingly globalized and interconnected world.
A permanent program element "Go Basic" during Global Dialogue 7 offers the possibility to show projects about "Learning for Sustainability" from all over the world with exhibitions, actions and informal meetings. On Thursday, September 7th 2000, at 14h00 the Experimental Theater Foundation, a street-theater from India, will present a show in the entrance area of the TCM.
A wide range of national and international partners will be participating in organizing sessions and hosting events: