OZONE: CONTINUING EDUCATION PROVIDES THE UPDATED SKILLS FOR INCOME GENERATION FOR INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT PROCESS
Updating skills as part of Continuing Education for inclusive development
South Zone Board of Continuing Education (OZONE) aims to be Liaison quality resource unit providing quality liaison support for anyone seeking Continuing Education skills, work skills and life skills through the process of Continuing Education programmes. Continuing Education is the use of use of both formal and informal learning opportunities throughout people’s lives in order to foster the Inclusive development and improvement of the knowledge and skills needed for employment and personal fulfillment. Continuing Education is defined as “all learning activity undertaken with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competences within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective”. OZONE encourages continuing Education as lifelong learning as a kind of independent and creative learning experience that helps learners survive in a rapidly changing society. The essential characteristic of Continuing Education focus on learner is social, individually motivated, and spanning across the natural life as per the need for the livelihood. Continuing Education measures are adopted to make continuing education as Development result-oriented, time-bound and cost-effective. Continuing Education and Inclusive development is a pro-poor approach that equally values and incorporates the contributions of all stakeholders, including marginalized groups, in addressing development issues ensuring benefit for all poor. It promotes transparency and accountability, and enhances development cooperation outcomes through collaboration between civil society, governments and private sector actors Inclusive Development means economic growth that creates employment opportunities and helps in reducing overty. Continuing Education is fundamental to inclusive development and growth because growth, development, and poverty reduction depend on the knowledge and skills that people acquire, not the number of years that they sit in a classroom, we must transform our call to action from Education for All to Learning for All. It means having access to essential services in health and education by the poor. Inclusive development consists of ensuring that all marginalized and excluded groups are stakeholders in development processes. It includes providing equality of opportunity, empowering people through education and skill development. Development initiatives are more effective for poverty reduction when all stakeholders, especially citizens and marginalized communities, are actively involved in the planning, execution and monitoring of development programs. The inclusive development will make every sector’s growth viable and sustainable. By this inclusive development financial health of each and every individual will be improved as there will be no gap left between the sectors of economy. We come across that many groups are excluded from development because of their gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, disability or poverty. The effects of such exclusion are raising levels of inequality around the world. Development cannot effectively reduce poverty unless all groups contribute to the creation of opportunities, share the benefits of development and participate in decision-making. The goal of inclusive development is to achieve an inclusive society, able to accommodate differences and to value diversity. Inclusive Development should ensure that all phases of the development cycle, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation include a disability dimension and those persons with disabilities are meaningfully and effectively participating in development processes and policies. Inclusive development also implies a rights-based approach to development, understood in terms of a framework for human development as a process firmly grounded in international human rights standards and focused on the promotion and protection of human rights. The term inclusive development has emerged in the 21st century and its roots, however, can be traced to
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different concepts in different disciplines. While some see inclusive development as only combining social aspects with economic growth through political approaches, we define inclusive development instead as focusing on social well-being and protecting the eco system services of nature through redefining political priorities. This term can potentially bridge different disciplines together. Education in every sense is one of the fundamental factors of development. Education raises people’s productivity and creativity and promotes entrepreneurship and technological
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advances. In addition it plays a very crucial role in securing economic and social progress and improving income distribution. Inclusive Development and Continuing education in youth work aims to support young people to increase their awareness and understanding of the interdependent and unequal world, through a process of interactive learning, debate, action and reflection. It challenges perceptions of the world and encourages young people to act for a more just and equal society at a national and an international level.-Kris.