Article source: Agricultural Education Center Editor: Shao Pengyu
September 26-28, the International Symposium on Eliminating Illiteracy and Skills Development in the Context of Education 2030, jointly organized by the China National Commission for UNESCO, the UNESCO International Rural Education Research and Training Center and the Jining Municipal Government, was held in JiNing City, ShanDong Province. Officials from UNESCO, education experts from Australia, Iran, Nigeria, Spain, Grenada, Sri Lanka, Uganda, Liberia and other experts from relevant domestic institutions attended the meeting.
The seminar focused on literacy and skills training for rural communities in developing countries during the post-2015 period, and initiated dialogues on topics such as “literacy” and “skill development”. Winners of the 2018 UNESCO Confucius Literacy Prize from Iran, Nigeria and Spain were invited to attend the conference and delivered speeches and shared experiences on relevant topics. Experts and scholars at home and abroad also shared national and regional experiences, as well as successful cases of skills development to promote rural transformation.
The seminar has established a platform for exchanges among educators in various countries. It has contributed wisdom to help China and the developing countries strengthen literacy work, promote rural transformation, and better implement the “Education 2030 International Agenda”.