The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) give us a shared framework to deal with global issues such as poverty, social injustice, and equitable access to education, training and lifelong learning.
Governments have the responsibility to ensure that education and training provision is gender informed, designed to empower women and girls and achieve gender equality.
In 2015, 193 countries unanimously accepted Sustainable Development Goal 4: To bring quality, equitable, inclusive education and lifelong learning opportunities to their citizens. But declaring goals is just the first step in any action plan. What's needed now is good policy and funding to ensure the good outcomes are achieved in a timely way towards a gender informed national plan.
Our forum will also explore:
- Why the SDGs are important
- What the SDGs have to do with education and training, inclusive, gender and economic wellbeing
- The potential impact of the SDGs on adult learning and training for decent work
- The issues for women and girls
- The key SDGs for education, gender and work