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About ARTC

Learn about how the consortium was established, what APPEAL's role is in it, and what are the main goals and activities.

How was ARTC established?

APPEAL Resource and Training Consortium (ARTC) was initiated in May 1997 at the Technical Working Group Meeting organized by APPEAL in cooperation with the Indian Institute of Education (IIE) to provide technical support and assistance to the work of APPEAL among the Member States. 

Attended by selected institutions which are active in the promotion of literacy and basic education for all in the countries of the region, the meetings deliberated on ways and means of strengthening and enhancing support for human resource development and training essential for effective promotion of EFA and lifelong learning within the framework of APPEAL.

What is the role of APPEAL for ARTC?

APPEAL facilitates the work of ARTC to organize and support periodic consultations among its member institutions. The ARTC member institutions are regularly informed about the programmes and activities of APPEAL and receive relevant technical and published documents and announcements pertaining to APPEAL. The members of the Consortium make similar reciprocal arrangements with APPEAL and among its other member institutions.

APPEAL is promoting programmes in EFA and lifelong learning among the members of the Consortium through regional/sub-regional training programmes, meetings and conferences. Where possible, subject to the availability of funds, APPEAL provides technical and financial support to the member institutions of ARTC for the implementation of APPEAL’s high priority programmes. Each member institution mobilizes and uses its resources and, generates additional funding support from their respective governments, intergovernmental organizations, and other donor agencies.

What are aims and functions of ARTC?
The aim of ARTC is to serve as technical support and assistance to the work of APPEAL in the participating member states. It is an inter-country co-operative mechanism designed to support and facilitate APPEAL’s mission to reach the goal of EFA and lifelong learning in the Asia and Pacific region. It is comprised of selected institutions in both governmental and non-governmental sectors which are engaged in the promotion of EFA and lifelong learning.  Its main functions are:


  • To promote and popularize the mission and goals of APPEAL in the Asia-Pacific region
  • To provide technical support and contribute towards capacity building and enhancing technical expertise necessary for the effective promotion of EFA and lifelong learning in the region
  • To serve as the resource and training base for undertaking inter-country collaborative programmesTo participate in and undertake action research and case studies with emphasis on grassroots participation focusing on critical areas of EFA and lifelong learning
  • To promote the sharing and exchange of experiences and insights on EFA among the member institutions of the Consortium.