Raúl Valdés-Cotera

Deputy DirectorUNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning

Raúl Valdés-Cotera is Deputy Director at the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning and leads the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities.
For more than fifteen years, he has been working in international organisations in the field of public policies, lifelong learning and adult education. He has led various research and advocacy projects such as the Regional Report of Adult Education in Latin America (2007), the Conceptual Evolution and Policy Developments in Lifelong Learning (2011), the Glossary for Adult Education (2013), Unlocking the Potential of Urban Communities (2015 & 2017) and the Handbook for Lifelong Learning (2020).
Mr. Valdés-Cotera holds a master degree in Statistics, another in Business Administration and a Ph.D. in Education.