1. Parallel Workshops - 2 December 15:30–17:00

1.1 Democratic participation in a globalised world – an innovative and participatory approach to global challenges, with climate and financial crisis governance as examples

Organizer: Association for World Education (AWE)

Description: Aims at strengthening the use of
innovative and participatory methodologies in
adult learning and education to ensure efficient
and transparent governance at all political levels.

Moderator: Jakob Erle, President of Association for World Education

Presenters: Ms. Ana Maria Barros Pinto (AWE-Brasil), Mr. Noël Bonam, AWE-USA.

1.2 Education for sustainable societies and global responsibility

Organizer: International Journey on Environmental
Education and the Food and Agriculture
Organization (FAO)

Description: Discusses the importance of public policies
on environmental education for adults and
highlights some educational approaches (e.g.
transformative learning in sustainable local
processes, capacity-building for rural people).

Moderator: Paul Bélanger (ICAE)
Presenters: Marcos Sorrentino (International Journey on Environmental Education), Rachel Trajber(1st International Conference of youth on Environment), Lavinia Gasperini (FAO), Cristiane Parente (WAN) and Manzoor Ahmed (IED)

1.3 Financial and economic crisis – labour market impacts, vulnerabilities and policy responses: Challenges for adult education, skills development and lifelong learning in a changing world of work

Organizer: InWEnt (Germany) & UNESCO-UNEVOC

Description: Highlights the impact of the global
financial crisis on the world of work. Discusses
country responses, including measures to combat
poverty and unemployment.

Moderator: Luiz Ramalho (InWEnt Germany)

Presenters: Sudha Pillai (India), Villy Hovard Pedersen
(Denmark), Alberto Borges Araújo (Brazil)
and Wessam Thabet (Egypt)

1.4 Career pathways: The tie between adult learning and economic growth

Organizer: United States Department of Education/

Description: Focuses on the links between adult
education and the economy. Presents programme
initiatives and discusses lack of productivity as a
consequence of low educational levels.

Presenters: Cheryl Keenan (US), Jorge Sequeira

Presenters: Judith Alamprese (OBAPS), Israel Mendoza
(SBC&TC) and Rodrigo Martínez (CEPAL)

1.5 Quality education, equity and sustainable development: A holistic vision through UNESCO’s four World Education Conferences 2008–2009

Organizer: UNESCO Education Sector

Description: Aims at raising awareness of the threads
and synergies common to CONFINTEA VI and
UNESCO’s education conferences on sustainable
development, higher education and inclusion.

Moderator: Ana Luiza Machado

Presenters: Anders Falk (UIL Governing Board Chair) and
Gugulethu Thenjiwe (South Africa) and Walter Hirche (President, German Commission for UNESCO)

1.6 Reading culture and literate environments for young people and adults: A lifelong learning perspective

Organizer: Ministry of Education of Brazil

Description: Discusses policies and practices aimed at
promoting reading habits and creating literate
environments for adult learners as a means of
strengthening literacy processes and enabling
learners to integrate new skills into their daily lives.

Moderator: HRH Princess Laurentien (The Netherlands)

Presenters: Fabiano Santos, Brazilian Ministry of Culture
Lola Cendales, Dimensão Educativa, Colombia
Odili Robles, Specialist, Nicaragua
Brij Kothari, Indian Institute of Management

1.7 Education, gender and poverty

Organizer: Network of Popular Education among
Women in Latin America and the Caribbean

Description: Focuses on the question of how to achieve
progress in the field, emphasising elements that
could help women to confront and overcome
poverty and social exclusion.

Moderator: Malu Valenzuela

Presenters: Sergio Haddad (Brazil), María Cristina
Chávez (Colombia) and Malini Ghose (India)

1.8 Policies and governance for adult education

Organizer: Ministry of Education, Sports, Science and
Technology of Japan

Description: Discusses the institutionalisation of and
systematic training in Community Learning Centres,
as a form of community-based learning in the
framework of lifelong learning

Moderator: Hiromi Sasai (NIER)

Presenters: Takaaki Iwasa (MEXT), Uwe Gartenschlaeger(Germany), Srisawang
Leowarin (Thailand), Chiharu Kawakami (NFUAJ), Takafumi Miyake (Japan)

2. Parallel Workshops - 2 December 17:30–19:00

2.1 Private and public sector partnerships for adult education: Opportunities and challenges

Organizer: UNESCO Education Sector

Description: Brings together (private-sector and
government) partners to work together in support of
effective adult education and learning strategies.
The recommendations generated will provide
stakeholders with guidance on effective delivery
modalities and educational partnership-building.

Moderator: Ana Luiza Machado

Presenters: Mariana Raposo (SESI, Brazil), Marylane Martins (Education VALE, Brazil), Vilma Guimarães (Fundação Roberto Marinho, Brazil)

2.2 Financing adult education for development

Organizer: DVV International (Germany) & International
Council for Adult Education (ICAE)

Description: Focuses on generating strategies for increasing
public and international investment in adult learning
and education through development cooperations
within the EFA and CONFINTEA frameworks.

Moderator: Heribert Hinzen

Presenters: Sarwar Hussaini (Afghanistan), Lytou Bouapao (Lao PDR), David Archer (ActionAid), Stefan Hummelsheim (Germany), Nicole Bidegain Ponte (ICAE), Koumba Barry Boly (ADEA)


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2.3 Innovative international partnership and networking in adult learning and education

Organizer: Ministry of Education of Spain, General
Directorate of Literacy and Adult Education of Cape

Description: Compares traditional forms of partnership
with two key experiences of triangular North-South-
South cooperations and a network in the
Iberoamerican region (RIEJA)

Moderator: Octávio Tavares, Cape Verde

Presenters: Florenço Mendez (Cape Verde), Encarna Cuenca (Spain), María Francisca Gomes (Guinea Bissau), Margarita Sánchez (Spain), Jorge Camors (Uruguay)

2.4 Forging partnerships towards a renewed vision of adult education

Organizer: African Platform for Adult Education & Asian
South Pacific Bureau of Adult Education (ASPBAE)

Description: Identifies and examines key issues in forging
partnerships through examples of effective
collaborations between government and civil society
in Africa and Asia, with the aim of generating
targeted recommendations.

Moderator: José Roberto Guevara (ASPBAE)

Presenters: Gugulethu Ndebele (South Africa), Saloni Singh (Nepal) and Matarr Sura Baldeh (ANCEFA/Gambia)

2.5 Strengthening international cooperation for adult learning and education

Organizer: Centro de Cooperación Regional para la
Educación de Adultos en América Latina y el Caribe

Description: Presents regional initiatives supporting the
development of a set of educational policies for young
people and adults, using examples of good practice
from invited countries.

Moderator: Emilio Coral (CREFAL)

Presenter: Jorge Teles (Brasil), María de la Paz Bareiro (Paraguay), Mercedes Calderón,  Ernesto Rodríguez, Hugo Zemelman, Mercedes Ruiz (CREFAL)

2.6 Lifting obstacles to participation in adult learning and education: A condition for the right to education

Organizer: Institute for Cooperation in Adult Education
(ICEA), Canada

Description: Presents a guide summarising research results
on the obstacles to participating in adult learning.
Identifies ways of overcoming these and highlights
knowledge transfer practices developed between
researchers and practitioners.

Moderator: Dominique Ollivier

Presenters: Daniel Baril (ICÉA), Normand Lévesque (FCAF), Bernie Brady (AONTAS), Jan Eldred (NIACE)  and Andrée Racine (Québec)

2.7 EFA for prisoners – educational experiences in prisons

Organizer: National Institute for Adult Education in Mexico
& International Centre for Studies in Education (CIEP), operator of International Cooperation, Ministry of Education, France, for the EU's EUROsociAL Education Programme

Description: Focuses on finding ways of strengthening
public policies that incorporate and give visibility to
the topic of EFA in prisons, looking at examples from
11 countries from Latin America and the efforts of the
LECE network.

Moderator: Marie Noelle Rodriguez

Presenters: María G. Alcaraz (INEA, México), Stella Maris Pallini (Modalidad Contexto de Encierro, Argentina), Maria de Lourdes Leguizamon (Coordinadora Contextos de Encierro, Paraguay), Jean-Pierre Simoneau (Cégep Marie Victorin, Canada), Dennis Sinyolo (ONG Education International), Marc de Maeyer (independent consultant, former UNESCO expert on education in prisons)




2.8 Adult learning and migration

Organizer: International Council for Adult Education (ICAE)
& National Institute of Adult Continuing Education

Description: Focuses on the massive increase in the number
of adults migrating across national boundaries.
Explores government and civil society strategies for
addressing challenges such as: securing the right to
education; recognising prior learning; and establishing
links with families and communities.

Moderator: Alan Tuckett (NIACE)

Presenters: Maria Angela C. Villalba (Philippines), Babacar Diop Buuba (ICAE), Joe Samuels (SAQA), Sue Waddington (EAEA) and Matilde Gruenhage-Monetti (DIE)