In the Asia-Pacific region, Community Learning Centres (CLC) are an important delivery mechanism for adult learning and education. They provide easy access to lifelong learning for all, often empowering community members to organize activities towards sustainable development. Since the CLC initiative was first introduced in Viet Nam in the late 1990s, the number of centres has reached 11,000 and now covers almost all communes, wards and towns.
Community learning centres (CLCs) are very active hubs for lifelong learning throughout the Asia-Pacific region, providing non-formal and informal learning opportunities for all community members.
In the final year of the United Nations Decade for Sustainable Development (2005–2014), more than 650 policymakers and practitioners of community-based learning and education from Japan and other countries are gathering in Okayama City to sh