Strengthening International Solidarity
The thematic roundtables on Adult Literacy and Mobilization strongly articulated the need for political will, commitment and advocacy to achieve Education for All. The illustrative roundtable presented by the Sahelian countries was an excellent example of a region sharing common problems and conditions launching a programme of shared resources and solutions to achieve Education for All. It was acknowledged that a 'Grand Alliance' for Education for All would be a necessary prerequisite to meeting basic learning needs. This alliance would require increased regional and international collaboration among governments, NGOs and donors. As shown in the alliance between NGOs in the context of the UNESCO-sponsored International Task Force for Literacy, such alliances are often a necessity for broad-based mass educational programmers, such as literacy efforts. Building international solidarity should be both a means as well as a goal of Education for All.
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