The first International Adult Literacy Learners’ and Tutors conference

1st International Adult Literacy Learners and Tutors’ Conference

Conference Theme: ‘Enhancing the Participation of Literacy Learners and Tutors, in Literacy and Lifelong learning for all’

Date: November 6-8, 2019 Location: Kampala, Uganda

Conference Organizers

 The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD) in Uganda in collaboration with Uganda Literacy and Adult Learners Association (ULALA), Uganda National Commissioner for UNESCO (UNATCOM) and United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

This international conference will bring together Adult Learners, Tutors, delegates and participants from the different UNESCO member states around the world, along strategic partners in achievement of SDG 4 target 6 and 7. The theme of the conference is enhancing the participation of literacy learners and tutors in Literacy and Lifelong learning”.

The theme focuses on the importance of individual role in ensuring that no one is left behind. Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) member states of the United Nations (UN) are committed to “leaving no one behind” in an effort to end poverty and inequality by 2030 (UN, 2015). Specifically, SDG 4 “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” is in the same spirit of ”leaving no one behind. The Adult Literacy Learners and Tutors’ Conference, which is the first of its kind in Uganda is organized to address the issues of Literacy Learners and Tutors as central tenets for effective adult learning and literacy programming.


Adult Literacy learners and Literacy educators as well as their networks, Politicians and Heads of Departments and Agencies, as well as the following groups: The Islamic Organization for Education, Science and Culture (ISESCO), Representatives of international organisations/agencies, Non-governmental organisations, Private sector, Development partners, Civil Society Organizations, Faith Based Organizations, among others from


Those people pursue the common goal of enhancing the participation of literacy learners and tutors in Literacy and Lifelong learning. In the sense of “leaving no one behind” it contributes to the fulfillment of the fourth sustainable development goal. The latter is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and to promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

Objectives of the Conference

In order to spread awareness of the benefits of adult literacy /learning and education across different sectors the conference intents to provide a platform for dialogue, where knowledge and experiences can be shared. Through collaboration and new approaches to the issue of adult illiteracy a common agenda can be generated. As a whole the conference will provide the opportunity to undertake a review of relevant regional and global development plans to establish legal, fiscal and political commitment for engaging Adult literacy learners, Tutors and practitioners in the design and management of Adult Literacy and Education programs.

Conference sub-themes

The implementation of the common goal incorporates the following sub-themes:

Capacity building, relevance of adult literacy learners, Gender and literacy for sustainable development, literacy needs of the youths, literacy and inclusion, early childhood development, and legislation for adult education, Financing, accountability and management, Literacy curricula, Assessment, certification and accreditation, networking, ICT, entrepreneurship skills.


How to apply

  1. Please click the Link below to apply. Registration Form Conference from 6-8-Novermber-2019.pdf
  2. Submit your filled application form to Imelda Kyaringabira, or; and copy to Kasiita lsmail,; and Kaweesi Daniel, or
  3. Use the Bank details provided in the registration form to pay the participation fee.

Fee:    National delegates:               UGX 150.000

            International delegates:       USD 350

             Partners:                                    UGX 1.000.000



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