“Literacy for Development”
The meeting is being jointly organized by UNESCO and the Federal Government of Nigeria from June 21-24, 2010. The aim of the Abuja meeting is to contribute to halving adult illiteracy rates by 2015 (Education for All (EFA) Goal 4) with a special focus on girls and women in both the E-9 countries (Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria and Pakistan) and in other countries which E-9 countries can support through South-South cooperation. Making a measurable and positive impact on these population groups within the E-9 countries will also contribute to sustainable human development and poverty reduction.
The objectives of the E-9 Ministerial Review Meeting are as follows:
- Facilitate the sharing of experiences and knowledge to better understand the relationship between literacy and development;
- Identify issues, trends and challenges in providing literacy for out-of-school children, youth and adults, and ways of overcoming obstacles;
- Explore strategies to improve and scale up effective literacy programmes;
- Provide an arena for sharing time-lined national and collective commitments to scaling-up of literacy programmes for out-of-school children, youth and adults while improving literacy acquisition through non-formal education;
- Encourage South-South cooperation in the field of literacy, as well as on EFA in general, among E-9 countries as well as between E-9 and other countries.
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