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, Kata Fodor

Laotian Smile

Hi, I am Kata from Hungary. I came to Laos to work for DVV International in May for a three-month internship. It might not seem like a long time since I arrived, but I already feel I have covered a lot of ground and had the chance to gain a deeper insight into the significance and practicalities of adult education from different perspectives. Since DVV International works on all levels – macro, meso and micro – it provides a really unique opportunity to engage in both top-down and bottom-up activities, and develop a holistic understanding of the challenges and opportunities characterising adult education.

I had the opportunity, for instance, to travel to a beautiful district of Laos, called Luang Prabang to assist one of DVV’s expert trainers to conduct a training for teachers in a...

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, Insea Kiderlen

(Holt die) Kommunen an Bord!

Wenn sich in diesen Tagen im weit von der georgischen Hauptstadt entfernt gelegenen Ort Chokhatauri unter dem Eindruck der Überschwemmungen in Tiflis eine zentrale Anlaufstelle gebildet hat, an der Hilfsgüter für die Opfer der Flut gesammelt werden, dann hat das auch mit Hannover, dem georgischen Botschafter in Deutschland und mit der Vision des Lebenslangen Lernens zu tun.

Auf Initiative und unter Leitung von DVV International hat sich im Mai eine Gruppe von elf Georgiern – unter ihnen Direktoren von drei Erwachsenenbildungszentren und mehrere Leiter unterschiedlicher georgischer Kommunen – auf den Weg in die niedersächsische Landeshauptstadt gemacht...

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Ibrahim Matovu is an adult educator/facilitator of the Kibisi ‘Obwavu Mpologoma’ Integrated Community Learning for Wealth Creation (ICOLEW) Group. He talks about his work and his motivation.

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African leaders recognise the strong link between education and development, but in spite of the political statement made at CONFINTEA VI (2009), very limited changes have been observed in Sub-Saharan African countries.

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"Who says learning shouldn’t continue into adulthood?", asks Journalist Lika Chigladze who participated in the opening event of the 11th Adult Education Center in Georgia on April 24, 2019.

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En Afrique de l’Ouest en général et au Mali en particulier, le manque de données fiables est un élément qui caractérise plusieurs départements ministériels et constitue un véritable frein pour le plaidoyer notamment dans notre secteur de l’éducation des adultes, et cela malgré une cellule de planification et de statistiques au niveau de chaque département.

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Germany, like a growing number of other countries, is confronted by the challenge of demographic change with ageing populations. Moreover, this demographic revolution is occurring at a time when revolutionary changes in digital technologies associated with artificial intelligence, robotics and biotechnologies are starting to impact on society so that governments are facing the perplexing question of what kind of society will emerge – machine dominated or humanistic.

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