The first CONFINTEA VI Fellowship Programme

The first CONFINTEA VI Fellowships programme commenced today, Monday 28 November, at UIL. Between now and the end of the programme, on 9 December, six fellows from Africa and Asia will use UIL’s resources to reflect on and devise strategies for the implementation of the Belém Framework for Action in their countries.

The Fellows are senior specialists in adult education or adult literacy from Burkina Faso (Mr Emile Kahoun), China (Ms Haihong Lu), Côte d’Ivoire (Ms Yvette Kouassi), Ghana (Ms Susan Berdie), Mongolia (Mr Khantulga Togoontumur) and Viet Nam (Ms Bui Than Xuan), all of them working in or having close relations with their respective governments.

UIL’s Director and staff welcomed the fellows at the opening session. The two-week Fellowships programme comprises a mix of leading thematic presentations by UIL colleagues, group work and individual study time, during which the Fellows will be able to benefit from the rich resources of the Institute’s Documentation Centre. The agenda is organised into seven thematic modules based on the key components of the Belém Framework for Action.