In recent decades, South-East Asia has undergone rapid economic growth and overall development. However, despite these positive macro trends, there are vast disparities between and within countries in terms of living standards and social and economic opportunities, resulting in a rise in inequality. Rapidly changing labour markets require constant up-skilling and re-skilling of the labour force. Moreover, the region has experienced significant population growth, with a substantial proportion of people under the age of 30 in some countries, and ageing populations in others.
The municipality of Puebla, Mexico, held the ‘Smart City Expo LATAM Congress’ on 27 June, offering participants a great opportunity to exchange knowledge for developing sustainable and smart cities in Mexico in particular and Latin America in gene
The critical issue of recognizing the undocumented qualifications of refugees was discussed at a meeting of experts in Germany last month.
‘Global goals, local actions: Towards lifelong learning for all in 2030’ is the theme of the third International Conference on Learning Cities which will take place in Cork, Ireland, from 18 to 20 September 2017.
‘The user at the centre’ was this year’s theme of the second biennale on Validation of Prior Learning (VPL), which was held in Aarhus, Denmark from 25 to 27 April 2017.