INVITATION TO 10th IALLA – exention of the deadline to register until 15.2.

Dear members and partners,

It is our great pleasure to invite you apply to join ICAE’s Academy of LifeLong Learning Advocacy – IALLA!

IALLA is one of the main pillars of ICAE’s work for years. It is a full training course – the main international capacity building programme that ICAE has designed with aims of identifying and supporting Adult Learning and Education (ALE) leaders and activists from all over the world, broadening their understanding and knowledge on adult learning and education, and developing their competencies in ALE advocacy. In addition, the programme also aims to facilitate the exchange of experiences, collaborative learning, and networking.

Thanks to the support of Open Society Foundation, ICAE will organise the 10th IALLA in 2022, from 27th April – 2nd May 2023 in Broumana, Mount Lebanon (ca 15 min drive from Beirut downtown), Lebanon. In addition to the week-long face-to-face workshop, all participants are required to participate in three introductory online sessions the week before, and three online follow-up sessions the week after IALLA. Participation in the online sessions is mandatory for all participants.

The thematic focus of the 10th IALLA will be on adult education and women, one of the most important topics in adult learning and education policy and practice and a cross-cutting issue in many ALE projects and activities.

The draft programme

Online sessions, April 2023:

-Introductory and preparatory meeting

IALLA programme, main topics and issues, preparatory tasks for the participants

-Global advocacy spaces for women’s education
UN and global policy making

-Feminism and feminist movement and ALE
Development of feminism and main ideas
Feminist movement and ALE

Onsite training:

Arrival to Beirut: 26 April 2023

27.4. Opening ad welcoming. Around the globe with gender and ALE
Introduction of participants
State of the art – women and education in various contexts
Exchange on current situation

28.4. Advocacy for women’s education
Global map of success stories in women and ALE advocacy
Advocacy approaches, tools and factors

29.4. IALLA on the road – study visit
On the traces of Khalil Gibran
UNESCO office in Byblos work on gender and education
Visiting the project on women and education in Lebanon

30.4. Feminist epistemology and critical pedagogy
Women’s way of knowing
Feminist pedagogies – learning sites and methods
Participatory approach and empowerment

01.5.  Gender and ALE in the spectrum of SDGs
Exploring areas of ALE – gender and: literacy, VET, climate change, citizenship.
Women and various roles in ALE – strengths and challenges (women as trainer, advocate, activist…)
Cultural evening

02.5.  Teams and tasks for the group projects
Evaluation and farewell

Online follow-up sessions, Mai 2023:

  • Presentations of the group projects results
  • Presentations of the group projects results
  • Follow-up and networking

The aim of the training is to increase knowledge in the field, but also to increase competencies for advocacy for gender equality in adult education and for women’s rights, as well as increase competencies for gender-sensitive work in adult education.

The 10th IALLA will be co-organised with the Arab House for Adult Education and Development – AHAED (ICAE’s member and partner), an organization of Arab education networks, a platform of exchange for practitioners, institutions and policy makers promoting the power of Adult Learning and Education in the Arab world. The 10th IALLA will be conducted in English. (Future IALLA courses are being considered in other languages, subject to funding.)

We invite women and men, any age, from all over the world, to apply for the 10th IALLA. The main selection criteria are: demonstrated experience in practical education work with adults (as trainers, facilitators, managers …), evidence of experience in working with women in the context of adult learning and education, and a clear potential to apply the lessons learned from IALLA to their future ALE work.

All applications should be sent to the Please include a letter of application responding to the selection criteria, a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a reference letter from a supporting organisation. First priority will be given to applicants from ICAE member organisations, before those supported and/or recommended by ICAE’s members. Deadline: 15 February 2023.

A total of 20 participants will be selected by ICAE’s Selection Committee based on the above-mentioned criteria. ICAE will strive to ensure both regional and gender representation in our selection. ICAE may decide to conduct interviews with short-listed participants to ensure sufficient English proficiency for meaningful participation.

Before deciding to apply, it is important to note that while there is no registration fee for the 10th IALLA, all applicants need to ensure that they are able to fund their own travel, visa and accommodation/board costs. It is expected that the full daily accommodation/board will cost Euro 70 per day or ca Euro 500 for the entire week in Beirut. ICAE will cover all other costs.

Download this invitation as pdf here

Join us for IALLA in Beirut!


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