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APPEAL adapts its strategies to new and challenging realities

In a challenging period of budgetary constraints, the 25-year-old APPEAL is finding its own cost-effective strategies to move ahead, including through expanded and strengthened partnerships, smarter and better use of technology-based methods, as well as better utilization of staff expertise.


APPEAL's Strategies are  :

    1. Promoting a rights-based approach to education

    2. Gender mainstreaming

    3. Community participation

    4. Promoting inclusion

    5. Utilizing appropriate ICT tools in both formal and non-formal

    learning to enhance access and quality especially to disadvantaged   

    and vulnerable groups

    6. Supporting innovations in formal and non-formal modes of learning

    especially to address learning needs of least served and unreached


    7. Developing and supporting regional networks to facilitate sharing of


Existing Regional Networks are:

  •  ARTC (APPEAL Resource and Training Consortium in Literacy and Continuing Education)
  • GENIA (Gender in Education Network in Asia)

Also Supporting:

  • EENET (Enabling Education Network in Inclusive Education)
  • ARNEC (Asia-Pacific Regional Network for Early Childhood)
  • LRC (Literacy Resource Centre for Girls and Women)

In implementing the programmes, priority is given to reaching out to excluded and underserved or disadvantaged groups, such as women and girls, the poor, minorities and the disabled. APPEAL has assisted Member States in the region through co-operative planning, consultation and the organization of regional, sub-regional, national and local-level programmes.

The main focus of the activities of APPEAL has been in the following areas:

  1. Assisting Member States in policy development and planning for activities related to Education for All (EFA), including the elaboration of gender-responsive EFA plans.
  2. Promoting the inclusion of all in the learning process through formal and non-formal approaches.
  3. Improving the quality of basic education through resource development and training as well as effective monitoring and evaluation.
  4. Supporting innovations at the grassroots level through various pilot projects.
  5. Developing regional networks to facilitate the sharing of experiences.