National Advocacy in Promotion Adult Learning Policy in Ukraine
In 2018 started up advocacy activities for achieve change in adult learning policy in Ukraine. Advocacy activities initiated by two NGOs – League of Professional Women (LPW) and Institute of Professional Qualifications (IPQ) under the auspices Ukrainian side of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform. They engage relevant state actors (Deputy Ministry, state experts from the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine) and donors (EU & the International Renaissance Foundation within the framework of the Civic Synergy Project and British Council Ukraine). Startup advocacy covered Action Research and Begining Achieve Change in Legislation.
Major milestones leading to the Action Research included:
a) Policy Research Report "What Should Be the Adult Learning Policy in Ukraine?” Kyiv: “Sinergy Project”, 2018 by Dr.Olena Lazorenko and Dr.Rodion Kolishko (in Ukrainian). See here: www.civic-synergy.org.ua
b) Peer Learning Workshop “Adult Learning Policy as Pathway to Implement European Integration of Ukraine & SDG #4”, organized by LPW with partners and donors. See more : http://lpw.org.ua/en/news/?pid=684
This was a progress meeting to present Policy Report and discuss the preliminary results: public experts and validations by stakeholders developed the Policy Recommendations.
Begining Achieve Change in Legislation: drafting Law of Ukraine on Adult Education and Learning.
Action 1. Joint to the expert working group under the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine (MESU) on drafting Law on Adult Education and Learning (AEL).
Action 2. Present to policy makers Policy Report "What Should Be the Adult Learning Policy in Ukraine?”
Action 3: Oral and writing consultations\negotiation of the public experts with state actors, Review of drafting Law of AEL by members of the working group (in 2018, January 2019).
In February 2019 LPW with partners Apply for UN SDG Action Award https://sdgactionawards.org/initiative/1037! Our initiative profile page as allows with this initiative (name as Partnership on Adult Learning) participants and supporters to post references or endorsement of our work. Share this link to let the network speak up for us!
Winners will be presented at the SDG Action Awards Ceremony held at the Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development, 2-4 May 2019.
More: Partnership on Adult Learning from the NGOs under auspices Ukrainian side of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform (hereinafter - Partnership) is informal structure set up in April 2018 in Kyiv. It initiated by leaders of the two NGOs – League of Professional Women (LPW) and Institute of Professional Qualifications (IPQ) under auspices Ukrainian side of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform. Some actions supported by the EU & the International Renaissance Foundation within the framework of the Civic Synergy Project and British Council Ukraine. Partnership is leading by Ukrainian NGO “League of Professional Women” (LPW). LPW is a Ukrainian non-governmental, non-profit organization set up in 1997. LPW head office base in Kyiv, Ukraine and LPW network has representatives in other regions of Ukraine. LPW unites representatives of business, science, education, mass media and public spheres. The LPW promotes the active role of women in the economic and society's life of Ukraine, through networking, informational & cultural support, learning and professional development. LPW has ongoing membership in the UN Global Compact, CIVICUS, UN SDG Action Campaign, WG4&6 at Ukrainian side of the EU-Ukraine Civil Society Platform, UN Women`s Major Group, ITC She Trades, SME Platform in Ukraine, Public Council on Gender issues under Equal Opportunity Caucus at Parliament of Ukraine, etc.