Informal ERP letter No 1
The electronic newsletter for the members of the FAO/UNESCO
flagship "Education for Rural People (ERP)"
Why this letter?
Our purpose is to share knowledge and experiences with members of the Flagship Education
for Rural People (ERP) in order to facilitate networking and develop
- The book: Education for Rural People in
Asia. Experiences and policy lessons. FAO/UNESCO Seminar, Bangkok, Thailand, 5-7
November 2002. Published by UNESCO/IIEP, Paris, 2002.
An electronic version was sent to all partners on 27 February. A hard copy will follow.
- We are 46 members as of
12 March 2003: 7 international organizations;
2 governments and 37 NGOs, foundations and others;
Correspondence with the editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Some of you wrote asking what type of action they can initiate
as a flagship member.
We suggest the following :
- Coordinate and exchange with other potential ERP flagship members in your own country and region on possible
common action in favor of ERP
- Complete the questionnaire which describes your activities and
the type of experiences you would like to share with others. The information available in
the questionnaire will be shared with ERP members in the coming future
- Contribute to the newsletter by sharing your experience and allowing us to learn from
good practice. As as first example we are attaching the document provided by Bunyad Literacy Community Council, a
Pakistan NGO, on "Uplift and Empowerment of Rural Women". You can contribute to
the newsletter by sending us an abstract of a maximum of 300 words summarizing your
experience/activity and the lessons others can learn from it, followed by an article of
maximum 1500 words. Since we do not have editorial facilities, please ensure that the
article is edited in standard English and is ready for publication.