Global Alliance for Literacy – Meetings

GAL meetings and documents

General meeting, 29 September 2021

Final report ( English , French )

Session 1: Ministerial panel on youth and adult literacy in regional and national education recovery plans  

  • H.E. Mr Alpha Tejan Wurie, Minister of Technical and Higher Education, Republic of Sierra Leone 
  • Mr Arnauld Gbaguidi, Technical Advisor in Literacy, Ministry of Secondary, Technical and Vocational Education, Benin 
Special intervention: Regional perspective  
  • H.E. Ms Sarah Anyang Agbor, Commissioner, Human Resources, Sciences and Technology, African Union

Session 2: Literacy provision during and post-Covid-19 in GAL countries  

Session 3: Good practices, opportunities, and challenges

Session 4: Partnerships for GEC-GAL initiative on literacy educators  

‘Elevator pitch’:  

  • GEC partners: Moodle, PIX, ProFuturo 
  • GAL associate members: Commonwealth of Learning, ASPBAE, ICAE  

Concluding Session and Way Forward  

  • Mr Zinsou Marcellin Houngzangbe, Director General, Literacy and Education in national languages support fund, Ministry of Education on behalf of H.E. Mr Kouaro Yves Chabi, co-chair, Minister of Secondary, Technical and Vocational Education, Benin 
  • Mr David Atchoarena, Director, UIL 

General meeting, 28 and 29 October 2020

Report (English, French)

Session 1: Global and national scenarios of the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on education and youth and adult literacy

Ministerial panel


Session 2: Forging partnerships for advancing youth and adult literacy in GAL countries beyond the Covid-19 crisis and towards SDGs

Microsoft: Ms Alexa Joyce, Future-Ready Skills Director

PIX: Mr Benjamin Marteau, Director


Session 3: GAL Strategic Goals: Review and future directions (1)

Policy and planning

Equity and inclusion

  • Literacy issues of refugees, migrants and IDPs: Mr Matt Byrne, Senior Education Officer, Division of Resilience and Solutions, UNHCR
  • Linkages between language, health and literacy: Mr Ian Cheffy, Senior Literacy and Education Consultant, SIL International

Data and monitoring

Country perspectives:

  • Mr Cecep Suryana, Coordinator of Literacy Education, Directorate of Community Education and Special Education, Indonesia
  • Mr Abba Haladu, Executive Secretary, National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC), Nigeria


Session 4: GAL Strategic Goals: Review and future directions (2)


Country perspectives:

General meeting, 10 September 2019