Reforms and new perspectives in Adult Education in Uzbekistan

10 December 2014

The Education Sector Plan of the Republic of Uzbekistan for 2013–2017 is currently being analysed to identify gaps in adult education and lifelong learning opportunities for all.

A National Conference entitled “Adult Education in Uzbekistan: Reforms and Perspectives” was convened on 24 and 25 September 2014 in the city of Tashkent to stimulate dialogue among key stakeholders, to explore the current situation in adult education provision, to assess the extent of implemented recommendations from previous events, and to outline the prospects for further development.

UIL was invited to share examples of policies and practices from around the world and to report on the CONFINTEA follow-up process. Participants supported setting targets to fill some gaps in the areas of (i) policies and legislation, (ii) infrastructure and access, (iii) governance and capacity building, and (iv) monitoring and evaluation.

The Conference was organised by the branch office of DVV International in the Republic of Uzbekistan, the UNESCO National Commission of the Republic of Uzbekistan and the UNESCO Tashkent Office, in partnership with the Uzbek Ministry of Higher and Secondary Specialized Education.