ASEM LLL Hub Conference: Lifelong Learning and Resilience in Disaster Management – Asian and European Perspectives

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ASEM LLL Hub Conference: Lifelong Learning and Resilience in Disaster Management – Asian and European Perspectives was convened on 8-10 November 2016 in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. It was conducted by the ASEM LLL Hub and SEAMEO CELLL.

The conference was to engage the representatives from all 32 European member states and 19 Asian countries under the auspices of the Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) to discuss and construct concepts and practices for lifelong learning. At the conference, reserachers, policy makers, and practitioners had discussed contemporary possibilities of the need to renew the agenda of lifelong learning opportunities for all in Asia and Europe.

The conference was organised by the Danish School of Education, Aarhaus University (ASEM LLL Hub) in cooperation with the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Danish Ministry for Children, Education and Gender Equality, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation – the Centre for Lifelong Learning (SEAMEO CELLL) and Asia Europe Foundation (ASEF).

Ms Lili Indarti as the representative of the Centre was fully funded by the ASEF to participate in the conference. After the academicians, practitioners, and researchers presented their papers continued by discussion comprised of four parallel workshop sessions with different themes, namely Workshop A: Risk Reduction and Preparedness, Workshop B: Restoring Heritage, Workshop C: Resilient Recovery, and Workshop D: Risk Reduction and Prevention.

Furthermore, the research-informed recommendations from the conference were in two main areas, that are recommendations for how to implement lifelong learning as a key to promote resiliency in disaster management as well as recommendations for how to strengthen network in, and among, countries which face disasters, and also involve more institutions related with disasters.

The sharing and final recommendation was really useful for all institutions concerning with lifelong learning and resilience in disaster management. More details of the conference and final recommendation as the result of the conference can be found at www.asemlllhub.org/events/vietnam2016.

 

Written by Lili Indarti