A convention on the creation of the African Institute for Lifelong Learning, an initiative of King Mohammed VI, was signed on Wednesday in Marrakech, on the sidelines of the work of the 7th International Conference on Education Adults (CONFINTEA VII).
Initialed in particular by the Minister of National Education, Preschool and Sports, Chakib Benmoussa and the Minister of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, Abdellatif Miraoui, this institute has set itself the task of developing and capacity building of institutions, actors and partners on lifelong learning, in particular on learning cities, sharing of knowledge, resources and tools on learning and adult education, as well as the development of exchanges and cooperation between African learning cities.
“This institute translates the Guidelines of His Majesty King Mohammed VI regarding the creation of an organization that is involved in the African Continent in terms of adult education and lifelong learning” , stressed Chakib Benmoussa in a statement to the press, on the sidelines of the signing ceremony of this convention.
The innovation in this approach is to rely on a set of organizations that already exist in Morocco and in the rest of the Continent, and which operate today in the field of adult education and lifelong learning. long life, noted the Minister, stressing that these organizations “can, by pooling their know-how and sharing innovative practices, create an exchange between African countries and set up training by peers, in order to to support, at the lowest cost and in a flexible manner, the needs expressed in this field in many African countries”.
In a Royal Message addressed by King Mohammed VI to the participants in CONFINTEA VII, which was read out by the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, the Sovereign noted that the creation of the African Institute for Lifelong Learning life is likely to “strengthen South-South coordination and cooperation in the field of adult learning and lifelong learning”.
This institute, added the King, “will be a Regional Center which will aim to strengthen the capacities of regional stakeholders, institutions and organizations in the field of lifelong learning”.