Category Archives: Adult education

In my tribe, we go to a different type of school

Blog by Mundiya Kapanga, who attended the launch of the 2016 GEM Report in London. I know that Westerners are busy and that you are always looking at your watch so I will be quick. I will only take five … Continue reading

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Why have countries committed to development targets they might never reach?

It seems a strange decision for any country, let alone all, to sign up to a global commitment they know they will never reach. End Hunger? Eradicate poverty? Are these lofty goals really possible? In the next 15 years? Exactly … Continue reading

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Sufia, a champion for women’s rights in Bangladesh

As the 2016 GEM Report shows, many people lack the skills to gain access to complex justice systems, which community based education programmes can help address. Sufia Begum (pictured right) has provided legal aid and essential support to clients seeking … Continue reading

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It’s a little bit early to celebrate International Literacy Day

We have now officially moved from talking about whether someone is ‘literate’ or not, to discussing how proficient their literacy skills are.  This is a significant step forward, which we should celebrate today – International Literacy Day. But we don’t yet … Continue reading

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Education needs to fundamentally change if we are to reach our global development goals

The new Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report by UNESCO, released this morning, shows the vast potential for education to propel progress towards all global goals outlined in the new Sustainable Development Agenda (SDGs). But, if education is to fulfill that … Continue reading

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Virtually Educated: The Case for and Conundrum of Online Higher Education for Refugees

by Martha K. Ferede, Consultant GEM Report, Lecturer in International and Comparative Higher Education, Sciences-Po   In addition to increased provision of primary and secondary schooling, refugees also need pathways into accredited tertiary education programs. As was highlighted in the … Continue reading

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Education is indispensable in strengthening the bonds that hold communities and societies together.

The GMR is based at UNESCO headquarters in Paris and, while none of the Report team was directly affected by the weekend’s tragic events, a black mark has been left on us all. The impact is felt even more as … Continue reading

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