ANLCA and ALECSO join forces to promote adult education

A partnership agreement on the promotion of adult education was signed Thursday in Marrakech, between the National Agency for the Fight Against Illiteracy (ANLCA) and the Arab Organization for Education, Culture and Science (ALECSO).

This agreement was initialed by the director of the ANLCA, Mahmoud Abdessamih, and the director of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies at ALECSO, Mohamed Jemni, on the sidelines of the 7th International Conference on Education of Adults (CONFINTEA VII), whose work will continue until June 17 in the ocher city. It proposes to strengthen efforts aimed at promoting adult education and lifelong learning, in order to encourage their openness to the world of knowledge and their integration into the job market.

“This partnership agreement is intended to be an effective implementation of the High Royal Guidelines relating to education and training in general, and the fight against illiteracy in particular”underlined Mahmoud Abdessamih.

This partnership is also a “a sign of ANLCA’s openness to all partners in order to mobilize and support the efforts of the various stakeholders aimed at strengthening literacy, as the foundation of adult education and lifelong learning. life long »he continued.

For his part, Mohamed Jemni indicated that this convention “lays the foundations for fruitful cooperation between the two institutions to undertake common action and carry out joint projects aimed at promoting literacy and adult education”.

This is an institutional framework to implement the recommendations of the “Marrakesh Action Plan” on adult education, explained Mohamed Jemni, welcoming the choice of Morocco as the first Arab and African country to host this global conference.

Under this agreement, the two parties will carry out joint projects aimed at reducing the illiteracy rate, strengthen their cooperation in the development of research and studies, organize joint events, workshops, conferences and exhibitions, promote capacity building in the field of lifelong learning, share experiences, and develop and implement action plans in the field of combating illiteracy.

The signatory parties also agree to set up a monitoring and evaluation committee to oversee all phases of the implementation of this agreement.

Co-organized by the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco and UNESCO, under the High Patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, this Conference brings together stakeholders from around the world to shape the future of learning and education. adult education over the next decade.

It is an opportunity to examine effective adult learning and education policies from a lifelong learning perspective under conditions that contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations, adopted in 2015.

Participants at this Conference will develop a new Framework for Action on Adult Learning and Education that will replace the Belém Framework for Action, adopted at CONFINTEA VI, held in Brazil, in 2009.

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