CONFINTEA VI Sub-Regional Follow-up Meeting for the Caribbean

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“Enhancing Lifelong Learning Opportunities for Youth and Adults in the Caribbean”

In Montego Bay, Jamaica, from June 30 to July 1, 2016, the CONFINTEA VI Sub-Regional Follow-up Meeting for the Caribbean "Enhancing Lifelong Learning Opportunities for Youth and Adults in the Caribbean" was organized by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) in collaboration with UNESCO   Caribbean Cluster Office  in Kingston, the Regional Bureau of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago) and the Support of the Jamaican Ministry of Education and the Jamaican Foundation for Lifelong Learning.

Shermaine Barrett, ICAE Vice President for the Caribbean Region participated in the panel: "A review and analysis of youth and adult learning policies and practices” and she also chaired the closing session.

The main objective of the Sub-Regional Meeting for the Follow-up of CONFINTEA VI for the Caribbean Region was to bring together ministers and policy-makers, partners and experts from the Caribbean region to review current situation, develop an action plan for the Latin American and Caribbean region and a strategy to further enhance and strengthen adult learning and education from a lifelong learning perspective.
ICAE's objective in this meeting was to ensure that the voice of civil society was heard in the discussions and to contribute to the development of the Sub-Regional Action Plan.

As a concrete result, a Sub-Regional Action Plan was developed for following up the Belem Framework for Action (BFA) and the RALE on the basis of GRALE II and III in the coming years to align literacy and ALE priorities with the Education 2030 Framework for Action.
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