Newsletter - May 2020

Dear learn4dev members,

We hope everyone is well and found a 'new normal' by now. In these challenging times, we like to share some news on the Annual Meeting and have a look at how we can keep learning despite current conditions. Knowing that especially now learning and collaboration become even more important to advance and work together towards achieving the Agenda 2030.

Annual meeting 2020 postponed
We would have loved to welcome you to Paris at the end of May for our Annual Meeting hosted by IIEP (Unesco's International Institute for Educational Planning). Unfortunately due to Covid-19 we decided that our next face-to-face AM will only take place in 2021.

Curious about the theme?
The AM 2021 will focus on how to create a gender transformative learning environment. This means we will discuss among other things which resistances and bias can hinder gender equality in training and what strategies can be followed to promote gender equality principles in all phases of training.
We're already looking forward to it! 
What does this mean for 2020?
The learn4dev network is looking into organising smaller activities such as webinars and online exchanges in the next few months to replace the face-to-face Annual Meeting this year. So we'll keep you posted on this and hope to see you virtually really soon!  #staysafe

How do L4D members adapt to the current context? 

We'll share stories from our members to show how they are adapting their learning strategies to the changed context starting with ITC-ILO and CEF.  

As all of us, ITC-ILO has been forced into new routines. Working from home, creating community despite distance, and accelerating on what was always relevant but never essential: distance learning.
Find out about the five things ITCILO is doing to address the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CEF (Center of Exellence in Finance) Director Jana Repanšek shares her reflections on how the CEF has adapted to the changing environment, lessons learned this unprecedented situation has brought us, and how implementation of their learning program remains available to SEE public finance officials without interruption.

Since mid-March CEF has been concentrating efforts on moving face-to-face learning initiatives to CEF Online Learning Campus. The result are engaging, fully facilitated participatory online courses around critical economic issues where they are putting at the forefront also discussions on possible ways to respond to this unprecedented situation.

Read more
Looking for more stories and news from CEF? Check-out their blog:  
Do you want to share learning activities within the network or more on how your organisation is handling learning in times of Covid-19? Let us know:

Upcoming events

(FREE WEBINAR - May 7th): Why education and global competence will be key for the success of the SDGs

SDG4 focuses on quality education for all and calls for sweeping action to expand learning opportunities and improve the quality of education so that all children & adults acquire the knowledge and skills to thrive.
Prof Dr. Dirk Van Damme will provide during this keynote an update on where we are, ten years before the target year 2030, as education has a much larger role to play. We have to think harder about the kind of knowledge, skills, attitudes and values that we need to develop in order to prepare children and adults for the world of tomorrow. Global challenges of climate change and sustainable growth, but also digitalization, migration, innovation and peace will require global competence. The keynote will expand on the concept of global competence and explain why and how it has been integrated in the PISA 2018 assessment.
Registration, free of charge, is mandatory:
The conference is organised by Annoncer la Couleur, Kruit  and GENE, the European Network of ECM.
NOTE: This keynote will be given in English. Simultaneous translation in French will be available.

MOOC Ecological and Energy Transitions in Southern Countries (AFD)

AFD is launching the third edition of the MOOC Ecological and Energy Transitions in Southern Countries on the 25th of May via Coursera. It will be available in 3 languages at the same time. For more information and registrations: 
More online resources (on governance, climate and more) are available on AFD's online learning platform:

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