UNESCO Chair in Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation collaborates with UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

The UNESCO Chair in Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation based at the University of East Anglia recently hosted a visit by Dr Ulrike Hanemann, Senior Programme Specialist from the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL). Dr Hanemann gave a public seminar on ‘Examining the campaign approach to adult literacy: which lessons can be drawn from experiences in the past decade?’

A meeting was also held with the core UNESCO Chair programme team (Chairholder Professor Anna Robinson-Pant, Dr Sheila Aikman, Professor Nitya Rao, Professor Alan Rogers, Dr Catherine Jere and Dr Spyros Themelis) to discuss future collaborative activities with UIL, including a policy briefing paper and an international conference. PhD and post-doctoral students also provided a series of presentations on their research in adult learning, literacy and development in a wide range of contexts, from a rural adult literacy programme in Malawi to action research with teachers in refugee camps in Greece.

The UNESCO Chair was established in April 2016 by Professor Robinson-Pant to develop and support research and teaching on Adult Literacy and Learning for Social Transformation. Read more about the UNESCO Chair here.