In arriving at the Regional Agenda for Adult Education, there was a process of national
consultations; the preparation and submission of country reports and discussions in four
special interest groups at the Sixth Regional Assembly of CARCAE held from May 12-16, 1998
in Barbados. The Assembly underscored the philosophical commitment of CARCAE to lifelong
learning, gender equity, community-based sustainable human development and the
collaboration of governments, non-governmental organisations, the private sector and
university and other tertiary level institutions in the pursuit of this commitment.