We are very pleased that SHLC is a contributor to the 2021 Global Learning Festival being organised from 8-11 November by the cities of Wyndham and Melton in Australia. We are represented by SHLC Bangladesh at the University of Khulna in a session Co-understanding SDGs in Bangladeshi neighbourhoods: The potentials of creative learning tools for recognising urban challenges on Monday 8 November from 1100-1130 GMT.

There are other contributions from the University of Glasgow overseen by the PASCAL Observatory with its European centre based here. PASCAL is contributing a session ‘Reimagining the Future of Work and Developing Resilience in Learning Cities’ on 10 November from 1900-2000 AEDT within which Professor Michael Osborne, SHLC Co-I, will introduce participants to 12 pre-recorded videos along the themes of: Entrepreneurial Learning; Reimagining the Future of Work in Learning Cities; Reimagining the Future of Not-Working in Learning Cities and Responding to Unexpected External Events; Developing Resilience in Learning Cities. You can join a live panel of interviewees for “Question Time”.

Another session hosted by the Australian Learning Communities Network, ‘Universities as Partners in Learning Cities and Communities’ on Tuesday 9 November from 1930-2100 AEDT offers contributions from PASCAL’s Learning City Network partners in Australia, Benin and the UK.

Many of the offers in this rich set of lifelong learning events have direct relevance to issues that will be discussed at COP26, and represent another set of community voices.