ASPBAE Basic Leadership Development Course 2019

ASPBAE's flagship programme, the Basic Leadership Development Course (BLDC), occured from 12-17 November 2019 in Bogor, Indonesia. Thirty-eight participants from 18 countries came together to jointly learn and share in this highly interactive and engaging course.

This year's BLDC is being hosted by ASPBAE member, PEKKA Indonesia. Course Directors are ASPBAE President, Nani Zulminarni, and Executive Council members Nguyen Kim Anh (representing Southeast Asia), and Peter-Clinton Foaese (representing the South Pacific).

ACE Aotearoa hosts ASPBAE’s BLDC

Every year ASPBAE (Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education) holds a Basic Leadership Development Course (BLDC) to give adult and community education emerging leaders the skills and knowledge required to foster transformative adult and community education in their own countries and regions.

Helping adults learn how to identify fake news

ASPBAE has reported on an Indonesian workshop addressing the phenomenon of fake news and enhancing digital literacies to tackle the challenge.

“The workshop was designed to actively and creatively engage the participants in the sessions. Some of the issues covered were social media’s responsibility towards protecting users from fake news, the “post-truth” era, why and how fake news originated and is spread, the impact it has on people and communities, how to recognise it, and how to counter its growing influence.

Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education


Two events have happened recently with regard to SDG 4 Quality Education.

The Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) Basic Leadership Development Course (BLDC) has been successfully held in Aotearoa New Zealand for the first time; and UNESCO has just published a report monitoring progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).