WE ARE ALE – Global Campaign kick-off

March 22 2021, 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm (UTC+1)

Virtual on Zoom in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese

Civil society organisations are getting ready to kick-off a global campaign to advance and promote the concept and practice of adult learning and education (ale).  For the first time, civil society organizations committed to ale have come together to adopt a shared global definition of adult learning and education. Practitioners, learners and civil society representatives from five continents will speak with one voice proclaiming –  we are ale!

The kick-off event was the start of a five year global campaign to increase the visibility of adult learning and education worldwide, and to empower civil society to speak with one voice to advance the rights of all youth and adults to quality education and lifelong learning.

Watch the recording of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMV1-Fhghdk&t=2s

Have a look at this short clip featuring supporters of the campaign: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y_zUWQAHenw&t=3s

This video shows the connection of the ale with the SDG Agenda 2030: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y7XTwxuH1bk&t=41s

Welcoming wordsSandra Lee Morrison, ICAE Immediate Past president
We are ale: the faces and the face of ale 

Facilitation Sebastian Vielmas, Spur Change
Christina Omideyi, EAEA & OK Foundation
Idalia Cabildo, CLADE
Juliet Alexander, JACAE
Majd Issa, Al Makassed Center for Women Empowerment
Film on #ale in the SDG Agenda
We are ale: speaking with one voice
Facilitation: Katarina Popovic, ICAE
Koumbou Boly Barry, Special Rapporteur on the right to education, OHCHR
Sunil Gangavane, ASPBAE
Tom Nash, Maine Adult Education Association Werner Mauch, UIL
Activation of the “we are ale” – campaignRobbie Guevara, ICAE President and Regional Vice-Presidents

Let´s act together, support us in getting the world to know, understand and hear ale!!

Endorse the #weareALE campaign on www.we-are-ale.org and stay tuned on social media!

@weareALE on facebook → you can use this frame for your facebook profile picture

@weareALE on twitter

@weareale2025 on instagram

Partners of this campaign

  • AAACE – American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
  • Al Makassed Philanthropic Islamic Association of Beirut
  • ASPBAE – Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education 
  • CASAE – Canadian Association for the Study of Adult Education 
  • CEAAL-Council for Popular Education in Latin America and the Caribbean 
  • CLADE  – Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education 
  • COLLO – Coalition of Lifelong Learning Organizations
  • DVV International- Institute for International Cooperation of the German Adult Education Association (DVV) 
  • EAEA- European Association for the Education of Adults
  • ICAE – International Council for Adult Education
  • ICEA – Institut de coopération pour léducation des adultes
  • JACAE – Jamaican Council for Adult Education 
  • Pamoja West Africa – West African Network of Reflect practitioners
  • PIMA – Pascal International Members Association
  • REPEM – Red de Educación Popular entre Mujeres

“We are a global alliance of the main international actors in the field of Adult Learning and Education. We believe in the fundamental importance of ALE for achieving a healthy planet and a better world. By working together in the promotion of ALE as a global brand, we advocate for greater involvement and investment in ALE by governments, donors, private sector, international organizations and social movements.”

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