The Ministry of Human Resource Development has announced a three-day International Conference on “Women's Literacy for Inclusive and Sustainable Development.' The President Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil inaugurated the Conference on 8th September, 2011. Fourteen countries including India participated in the Conference. Essentially the SAARC nations and the E-9 countries have participating. These countries include: Brazil, China, Indonesia, Egypt, Nigeria, Mexico, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal besides India.
The three-day Conference have sessions on subjects such as Centrality of Women's Literacy to Inclusive and Participative Development, Emerging International Perspective on Adult Education and Lifelong Learning, Innovations in Design & Delivery of India's Adult Literacy Programme and International Cooperation for Promoting Adult Education. The conclusion of the Conference will be presided over by Shri Pranab Mukherjee, Finance Minister where an 'outcome document' will be presented.