2012 CONFINTEA VI fellowships offered by UIL

In 2012 the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning will offer a further six fellowships for key personnel from Member States to improve adult education at country level by supporting the implementation of the CONFINTEA VI Follow-up. They will be invited in October 2012 for a research-cum-capacity-building visit of one month. Participants should be government officials and senior specialists in adult education. Interested candidates are asked to submit a written application to UIL through their National UNESCO Commission by the end of February 2012.

The overall aim of the CONFINTEA VI Fellowship Programme is to reinforce Member State capacity in executing the Belém Framework for Action at country level. The Belém Framework for Action, adopted by 144 countries at the Sixth International Conference on Adult Education (CONFINTEA VI), entails recommendations to improve policy, governance, financing, participation and quality in adult literacy and adult education in a perspective of lifelong learning.

One of the outcomes anticipated is that senior experts from Member States will develop specifically their capacity in policy analysis and formulation in support of adult education and adult literacy. The first six candidates in this scheme – from Burkina Faso, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mongolia and Vietnam – will start the CONFINTEA fellowship programme at UIL from 28 November 2011.