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2013 Report

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About

The Learning Link is a global event which brings together representatives of development learning and training institutions and their partners to share practices, strengthen cooperation, and enhances effectiveness in contributing to contemporary capacity development challenges.

Background

The Turin Learning Link promotes the alignment of international efforts on capacity development by creating a venue for participatory exploration of the knowledge contained within the extended community of development training and learning institutes and their partners.

The first edition of the Learning Link took place in December 2009, conceived as an expression of instititutional commitment to the common agenda for training and capacity building outlined in the Berlin Statement on International Development Training (June 2008). The third edition of the Learning Link will take place from 28 to 31 October in Turin, Italy.

Objectives

As currents of change transform our global landscape, development learning and training institutions are confronted with a range of new and emerging, deeply connected capacity development challenges to address with their partners, in a context of shrinking resources. The curriculum of the Learning Link 2013 will thus explore the theme of “Sustainable Learning” with sessions organized around the interlinked themes illustrated above.
Representatives of development learning and training institutions, policy-making counterparts, and public and private sector partners are invited to participate. By taking part in the Learning Link 2013, you will benefit from a unique opportunity to:

  • Share sustainable learning practices; 
  • With guidance of leading experts, envisage the role and the evolution of training institutions in the post-2015 development agenda;
  • Build partnerships with development training and learning institutions and their counterparts;
  • Exhibit your products and services, and benchmark your strategies with an audience of global learning and training managers;
  • Expand your vision and prepare for action to give meaning to the concept of sustainable learning.

 

Themes

Under the framework of "Sustainable Learning," it is envisaged that the event will explore three leading interlinkaged themes, to be further informed and developed by the Steering Committee:

 

1. Towards a Learning Ecology (the environmental dimension). This theme will consider how learning and training institutions can raise awareness of sustainability and change processes. We will explore green learning environments, "learnscapes and learning architecture," and efforts to integrate sustainable development across disciplines.

2. Financing Training (the economic dimension). The development of human capacity is a key driver in economic recovery and the promotion of inclusive growth. However, financial crises may limit the resources dedicated by governments and other stakeholders to training and life-long learning initiatives. Under this theme, we will explore non-traditional sources of funding for training (including microfunding and private sector partnerships), the potential of e-learning and blended approaches to maximise efficient use of resources, skills development for employment, efforts to increase the reach and inclusiveness of training programs, and how effectiveness and impact can be measured and communicated.

3. Building Knowledge Organizations (the social dimension). This theme will consider how learning and training institutions can create impact beyond the life of a single training activitity for their clients and continue to upgrade their own capacities, through systems and processes by which people  generate, transform, manage, use, and transfer knowledge to achieve organizational goals.

 

Steering Committee 2013

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