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  • New ALADIN Members, December 2003
  • ALADIN Meeting at CONFINTEA V Mid-Term Review in Bangkok, September 2003
  • New ALADIN Members, August 2003
  • ALADIN Directory 2003/2004 published, August 2003
  • Duplicates shared with ALADIN Members, July 2003
  • ALADIN Scholarships for Coady Course in May / June 2003
  • Adult Learning Links added to ALADIN Website, November 2002
  • ALADIN Article in 'Convergence', September 2002
  • Free Subscriptions to 'International Review of Education', September 2002
  • ALADIN Task Force Meeting in Canada, April 2002

 

New ALADIN Members, December 2003
The ALADIN community welcomes 6 new ALADIN members:
Adult Education Association of Zambia (AEAZ), Zambia
Bunyad Literacy Community Council (BLCC / BUNYAD), Pakistan
JAMAL/JACAE Resource Centre Library, Jamaica
NGO Resource Centre (NGORC), Pakistan
PACADE Information Service, Pakistan
Toronto Adult Student Association (TASA), Canada
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ALADIN Meeting at CONFINTEA Mid-Term Review in Bangkok, September 2003
An ALADIN meeting took place from September 5th - 7th, 2003 in Bangkok, Thailand to prepare for the CONFINTEA V Mid-Term Review Conference that took place in Bangkok from September 8th - 11th, 2003.
The overall aim of the international CONFINTEA Mid-Term Review Meeting in September was to create the momentum to bring adult learning back on the agenda of countries, of UNESCO and other international agencies.
ALADIN was one of 20 thematic reviews with the aim:
to discuss developments and accomplishments since 1997
to re-evaluate ALADIN's objectives and the vision for the future
to identify new emerging trends, challenges and innovative elements
to prepare for the CONFINTEA VI assessment in 2009 by setting concrete future objectives and identifying benchmark indicators.
General information on CONFINTEA V Mid-Term Review
Time-table of ALADIN Meeting
List of Participants of ALADIN Meeting
Results of the ALADIN Meeting
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New ALADIN Members, August 2003
The ALADIN community welcomes 15 new ALADIN members:
ACCU-LRC (Literacy Resource Centres for Girls and Women) Network, Japan
Bala Vikasa Social Service Society (BVSSS), India
Catalyst Centre, Canada
Centre AlphaPlus Centre, Canada 
Hungarian Folk High School Society, Hungary
National Centre for Non Formal and Distance Education (NFDE), Mongolia
Kenya Adult Learners' Association, Kenya
National Institute of Education (NIE), Sri Lanka
National Resource Center for Non-Formal Education, Nepal (NRC-NFE), Nepal
PACT - Ethiopia, Development Resource Centre (PACT-DRC), Ethiopia
Rajasthan Adult Education Association, India
South-Asia Partnership (SAP-N), Resource Centre, Nepal
SPEAR Resource Centre, Belize
Virtual Information- and Documentation Centre for Adult Education (NAAE), Norway
The WARSHE Resource Center, Nigeria
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ALADIN Directory 2003/2004 published, August 2003
Between May and July 2003, all ALADIN members of the 2002 Directory were asked to update their entries for creating the 2003/2004 Directory.
The Directory provides not only detailed entries on the variety of ALADIN members and their respective information services, but also recounts the history of ALADIN from 1997 to the present. ALADIN members will automatically receive the new Directory, everybody else is welcome to contact the ALADIN Co-ordinator Lisa Krolak at l.krolak@unesco.org for a free copy.
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Duplicates shared with ALADIN Members, July 2003
The Documentation Centre of the UNESCO Institute for Education has offered in June 2003 a list with duplicates from their library to ALADIN members and to German libraries working in the field of development. The following 13 ALADIN members and friends of ALADIN took the chance to select from the list and more than 100 books were sent out to all regions of the world:
Information Centre on Non-formal Adult Education in Europe (ALICE / SoCiuS), Belgien
WARSHE, Nigeria
Anthony Okech, Uganda
Bala Vikasa Social Service Society, India
UNESCO-UNEVOC, Germany
Slovenian Institute for Adult Education, Slovenia
Melissa Robles, Panama
Institut für Afrika-Kunde, Germany
CEDEFOP, Greece
Taher Fathi, Iran
Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Bangladesh
Society for the Promotion of Education and Research (SPEAR), Belize
Israel Adult Education Association, Israel
ALADIN highly encourages other ALADIN members to copy this successful initiative and to share their lists of duplicates with the ALADIN community.
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ALADIN Scholarships for Coady Course in May / June 2003
The five candidates, who received a full ALADIN scholarship to attend the 'Managing NGO Resource Centres' course which will run May 12 - June 6, 2003 at the Coady International Institute in Canada, have successfully attended and completed the course. 
Congratulations to:
Ms Noraido Sinalindo Chio, Notre Dame Foundation for Charitable Activities, Inc., Philippines
Ms Linda Beukes, The Rössing Foundation, Namibia
Ms Martha Ramon, Adult Education Association Israel, Israel
Ms Noemi Reyes, SPEAR Resource Centre, Belize
Ms Olutoyin Mejiuni Fashina, Department of Continuing Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria 
The ALADIN Task Force has selected the five candidates on the basis of their application for the course and for the ALADIN scholarship. We have just considered applications that were accepted by the Coady International Institute and amongst those applications looked at individual need for training and the benefits that their organization and the ALADIN community hopefully gains from the training. We also made sure that candidates came from different regions of the world.
Please have a look at some pictures that were made during the course and read a short report of the course by course co-ordinator Sue Adams and evaluations by ALADIN scholarhip recipients. As the course was so well-received, it is very likely that it will run again in 2005 and that ALADIN again will provide scholarships.
For more information on the course and the Coady International Institute, please consult their website at: 
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Adult Learning Links added to ALADIN Website, November 2002
Nearly 200 annotated Adult Learning Links have been added to the ALADIN website as a result of the ALADIN Task Force decision earlier this year to make the ALADIN website a knowledge platform for information and research on Adult Learning. The links were mainly collected and annotated by ALADIN Task Force member Eva Kupidura and organized for the ALADIN website by ALADIN Co-ordinator Lisa Krolak.
It is now possible to search for full-text materials, abstracts, reference material, online journals, databases, statistics etc. in the area of Adult Learning. Important sub-areas of Adult Learning are included with their own links such as literacy and popular education. The Adult Learning Links shall also serve the ALADIN community for capacity building in the area of information management. Therefore a link has been added with Resource Center Tools, which includes links to online manuals on library management, on how to set-up and run a Documentation / Resource Centre and how to develop Internet and IT skills.
The Adult Learning Links will be constantly updated and any comments, especially with additions to the new Adult Learning Links, are welcome by ALADIN Co-ordinator Lisa Krolak at l.krolak@unesco.org
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ALADIN Article in 'Convergence', September 2002
Some members of the ALADIN Task Force - Sue Adams, Lisa Krolak, Eva Kupidura and Zvonka Pahernik - have jointly published an article in the recent issue of the ICAE publication 'Convergence'. 'Libraries and Resource Centres: Celebrating Adult Learners Every Week of the Year' looks at the relationship between libraries and learning festivals, provides an historical overview of libraries and adult education in North America and Britain, examines alternative models of resource centers in different parts of the world and examines new technologies and networks such as ALADIN.
The full-text of the article can be downloaded as a PDF file.
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Free Subscriptions to 'International Review of Education' , September 2002
In September 2002 the UNESCO Institute for Education has offered free subscriptions for the 'International Review of Education' (IRE) to ALADIN members from the Global South. IRE is the longest-running international journal on the comparative theory and practice of formal and non-formal education. Articles are published in English, French and German. Christopher McIntosh, the editor of the journal, is happy to announce that the following three ALADIN members have successfully applied for a free subscription and will receive the 'International Review of Education' in the future free of charge:
Notre Dame Foundation for Charitable Activities, Philippines
Dhaka Ahsania Mission, Bangladesh
UNESCO Principal Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (PROAP), Thailand
For more information please contact Christopher McIntosh at c.mcintosh@unesco.org or have a look at the 'International Review of Education' at http://www.unesco.org/education/uie/publications.
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ALADIN Task Force Meeting in Canada, April 2002
Seven active members of the ALADIN Task Force from the Documentation Centres of UIE, ERIC, ICAE, SIAE, CDEACF, ROCARE and Coady have met in Spring at the Coady International Institute in Antigonish, Nova Scotia to discuss a capacity building approach for ALADIN members.
It has been agreed to enhance the ALADIN website by making it a knowledge platform for research on Adult Learning. For assisting ALADIN members that need institutional support ALADIN wants to concentrate on the training of their human resources. In 2003 at least one ALADIN member of each region shall be sent on a scholarship to the next ‘Managing NGO Resource Centers’ course that will run at the Coady International Institute from May 13 to June 7, 2003. The mid-term vision is to develop a training manual on how to document and organize information (in English, Spanish and French) and a training strategy at regional level.
For more information on the ALADIN Task Force Seminar, please download the Mission Report.