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 Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Lifelong Learning (SEAMEO CELLL) launched an online portal on 6 March 2017 to share good practice and disseminate relevant information related to lifelong learning in the
Policy-makers and researchers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania came together in Nairobi, Kenya, on 23 and 24 February 2017 to discuss strategic approaches to promoting lifelong learning in their respective
Since 2011, the Library of the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) has systematically collected laws, policies, strategies and action plans on lifelong learning from UNESCO Member States and international organizations.