Canadian adult educator Daniel Baril elected Chair of UIL Governing Board

Daniel Baril, Director General Director General of the Canadian Institute for Cooperation in Adult Education (ICEA), has been elected Chair of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning Governing Board! ICAE warmly congratulates our longstanding friend and supporter!

In accepting the nomination, Mr Baril stated: “It is with a sense of great responsibility that I take on the role of Chair of the UIL Governing Board. UIL has a unique role to play regarding the right to education, in a world of great inequalities.”

Daniel Baril has long experience in lifelong learning. In addition to his position at the ICAE, he is a member of the Canadian Commission for UNESCO Education Sector, where he chairs the working group on education and adult learning, and regularly teaches courses on adult learning at the University of Québec at Montreal. Mr Baril has published widely in his field of expertise and has repeatedly contributed to UNESCO education conferences.

The UIL Governing Board elected Baril as Chair during its general meeting in November 2019. The Board consists of 12 members, drawn from every world region, who are nominated intuitu personae by the Director-General of UNESCO.

UIL is a global centre of excellence in lifelong learning. It provides support to policy-makers and builds the capacities of countries to plan and implement lifelong learning policies and programmes. The Institute publishes quality research and monitors progress in lifelong learning around the world, enabling policy-makers, researchers, practitioners and representatives of civil society to make lifelong learning a reality for all.

Listen to his views on the importance of lifelong learning in the twenty-first century here:

Source: (UIL website)

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