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International Conference, Bonn, 16-17 October 2013

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Venue: Gustav-Stresemann-Institute Bonn, Germany

1st Day:

8.00 - 9.30

Registration of Participants

Preparation of Gallery Walk

9.30 - 10.30

Welcome Remarks

Dr. Anton Markmiller, Director dvv international
Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz, State Secretary, Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany (tbc)
Dr. Ernst Dieter Rossmann, Chairman of the Deutscher Volkshochschul-Verband (German Adult Education Association) (tbc)

10.30 - 12.30

Keynote speakers

Opening speeches on

  • The informal sector, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Friedrich Schneider, University of Linz/Austria
  • Education and the informal sector, Richard Walther, Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA)
12.30 - 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 - 16.00

Gallery Walk: Best Practise in TVSD

An opportunity to discover the diversity of approaches and discuss amongst practitioners

16.00 - 17.30

Plenary: Conclusions of the day

Stakeholders’ impressions on innovative approaches


Evening Reception

Parkrestaurant Rheinaue
Ludwig-Erhard-Allee 20
53175 Bonn

2nd Day:

9.30 - 10.00


  • TVSD actors in urban settings
  • Success factors for TVSD
10.00 - 12.00

Workshops: Potentials of cooperation for TVSD stakeholders

Within the parallel sessions, input will be given as a starting point for discussions in order to identify best practise and exchange experiences

  • Transition: Bridges to formal education, facilitated by Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung (BIBB), Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training
  • Cooperation with local economy, facilitated by dvv international
  • Improvement/Upgrade of traditional apprenticeships, facilitated by Fakt Consult
  • Enabling environment, facilitated by dvv international
  • Participation and Provision of services, facilitated by Consejo de Educación Popular de América Latina y El Caribe (CEAAL) Council for Popular Education of Latin America and the Caribbean
12.00 - 13.30 Lunch Break
13.30 - 15.30

Workshops: Success factors for TVSD

Within these parallel sessions, crucial elements of effective TVSD in the informal sector will be discussed and conclusions for the future will be drawn

  • Possibilities of financing TVSD, facilitated KfW Entwicklungsbank, KfW Development Bank
  • Concept of education, facilitated by International Council for Adult Education (ICAE)
  • Cooperation and networking, facilitated by Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), German International Cooperation
  • Regulatory framework, facilitated by DGB Bildungswerk, national organisation of the German Trade Unions for knowledge transfer, education and training
  • Formal education, facilitated by Don Bosco Mondo
15.30 - 16.00 Coffee Break
16.00 - 16.15 Presentation of the visualisation by Kommunikationslotsen
16.15 - 17.30

Panel: Role of development cooperation in TVSD

Lessons learnt in terms of development policy and CONFINTEA

  • Jee-Peng Tan, Education Advisor, World Bank
  • Sonja Belete, Regional Director, dvv international Ethiopia
  • Christian Osterhaus, Director, Don Bosco Mondo
  • Christine Hofmann, International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • NN Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Entwicklung und Zusammenarbeit (BMZ), Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development
17.30 - 18.00

Closing Session

Farewell speech by Dr. Anton Markmiller, Director, dvv international