There is a new campaign launched just this week and coordinated by the International Council for Adult Education ( http://icae.global/en/), It is a global alliance of networks, associations and organisations for adult learning and education (ALE). It recognises the fundamental importance of ALE (Adult Learning & Education) for justice, well-being and change. While the UN’s Agenda 2030 (https://sdgs.un.org/2030agenda) identifies lifelong learning (LLL) as critical to attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ALE, which is a significant part of LLL, is largely invisible. For ALE to be seen, understood and valued, the campaign aims to advocate for greater involvement and investment by governments, donors, private sector, international organizations, and social movements.
For the ﬁrst time, an open alliance of ALE partners created and accepted a common global deﬁnition and a vision of adult learning and education. This includes three key domains of learning and skills: literacy and basic skills, continuing education and vocational skills, including liberal, popular and community education and citizenship skills, for youth and adults including the elderly.
The ALE campaign strives to unite ALE advocates, organisations, and practitioners including health, workplaces, communities, universities, and media, to support the campaign and together strive for a healthier planet and a better world.
More information can be found here – http://icae.global/en/2021/02/we-are-ale-global-campaign-kick-off/