Consultation on life skills and citizenship education (LSCE) in Middle East and North Africa
The MENA Life Skills and Citizenship Education (LSCE) Initiative
The MENA Life Skills and Citizenship Education (LSCE) Initiative represents a collaborative endeavor towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal 4 “Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” through the development of shared vision and programmatic approach that mainstream life skills and citizenship education (LSCE) within the context of national education systems in MENA.
The Initiative is a partnership constituted of education stakeholders from 15 MENA countries, together with regional representation from ALECSO, ILO, UNESCO, UNFPA, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNRWA, the WB, and the Arab Institute of Human Rights (AIHR). The consultation provided and opportunity for joint reflection on the work accomplished so far with regards to the findings of the Analytical Mapping (AM) of LSCE in MENA and the development of the Conceptual and Programmatic Framework (CPF) for LSCE. The Consultation had the following objectives:
- To review the findings of the MENA Analytical Mapping and Conceptual and Programmatic Framework on Life Skills and Citizenship Education and agree on a process towards finalization.
- To define the process and tools to further support the operationalization of the Initiative at country level.
- To discuss and agree on a proposed Ministerial Conference for endorsing and launching the CPF on life skills and citizenship education in 2017.