Position: Board Member
Constituency: Asia Pacific

Jose Roberto Guevara

Jose Roberto ‘Robbie’ Guevara represents the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE), a regional network of more than 200 civil society organisations and individuals operating in around 30 countries of the Asia-Pacific.

Jose Roberto ‘Robbie’ Guevara represents the Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE), a regional network of more than 200 civil society organisations and individuals operating in around 30 countries of the Asia-Pacific. He is the Immediate Past President of ASPBAE and the Vice-President (Asia-Pacific) of the International Council of Adult Education (ICAE).

Robbie is an Associate Professor of International Development at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University) Melbourne, Australia. He is an educator with extensive experience in adult, community and popular education with a focus on education for sustainable development and global citizenship education.

He is a sought after facilitator for his expertise in participatory, creative and experiential learning methodologies developed from his years of working as a grassroots environmental educator and theatre practitioner in the Philippines. He was inducted into the International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame in 2012 for his contribution to adult learning in the Asia-Pacific.

In 2016 he was awarded a CONFINTEA Research Scholarship by the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. ASPBAE works towards promoting the right to quality education and transformative and liberating lifelong adult education and learning for all.

Through its work, ASPBAE lobbies with governments to uphold education as an empowering tool to combat poverty and all forms of exclusion and discrimination, enable active and meaningful participation in governance, and build a culture of peace and international understanding.

The Global Campaign for Education (GCE) is a civil society movement that aims to end exclusion in education. Education is a basic human right, and our mission is to make sure that governments act now to deliver the right of everyone to a free, quality, public education.