CONFINTEA VI follow-up in the Maghreb region

The Second Forum on Literacy and Adult Education for the Maghreb Region (2ème Forum maghrébin d’alphabétisation et d’éducation des adultes) was held on 17 and 18 May 2010 in Nouakchott, Mauritania, with the participation of government and civil society representatives from Morocco, Mauritania and Tunisia. The forum – which was organised by the UNESCO office in Rabat in cooperation with the Mauritanian Ministry for Economic Affairs and Development and with the support of the Mauritanian National Commission for UNESCO and dvv international in Morocco – was dedicated to discussing the CONFINTEA VI follow-up in the Maghreb region. Participants adopted the Nouakchott Declaration, containing a series of recommendations addressed to institutions from government, civil society and international organisations working in the field of adult education. The recommendations covered a range of issues such as quality, teacher training, monitoring and evaluation, and advocacy. The forum will continue to meet in future and act as a standing body to monitor the CONFINTEA VI follow-up in the region.

For more information, see http://www.rabat.unesco.org/article.php3?id_article=1843

Contact: Mr Abdellatif Kissami, UNESCO Office Rabat (a.kissami(at)unesco.org)