Non Formal Education International Conference 1st

The Axana Hotel

November 2, 2018 – November 3, 2018

Welcome to NFEIC 1st 2018

It is our honour to invite and welcome you to Non Formal Education International Conference (NFEIC) 2018, Department of Non-formal Education, Faculty of Education, Universitas Negeri Padang which will be held on August, 2nd-3rd 2018, at Conference Room The Axana Hotel, Jln. Bundo Kandung, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia (25119). The conference is organized by The Department of Non Formal Education Faculty of Education Universitas Negeri Padang.


Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is the main marker of the birth of a new awareness of the people in the world about “good life”. An agreement of 193 countries in the world was becoming a step of the world development. SDGs are not only given the widespread influence towards the countries in the world, but also in depth to every country incorporated in this agreement. For developing countries, SDGs have become the basis of the birth of a new development policy.

This agreement becomes the main reference for development policies oriented towards poverty eradication, improving public health, educational promotion, and war on climate change. This policy derivative is specifically aimed at ensuring every step taken in achieving the following objectives; (1) to maintain the continuity of improving the economic welfare of the people; (2) maintaining the sustainability of community social life; (3) maintaining the quality of the environment; and (4) inclusive development and implementation of governance in order to improve the quality of inter and intergenerational life.

In the educational context, one of the goals of SDGs is to ensure equitable quality of education equally, and to enhance lifelong learning opportunities for all. Achieving the goals of SDGs was shared responsibility between the government and NGO, including formal and non-formal education. Achieving SDGs is the task of all components, including government and NGO. For the community, it is used as a guide for NGOs, business actors, academics, and another policy makers for making a planning, an action, controlling, and evaluation of SDGs.


The objectives of the conference are to share and discuss new ideas, experiences, and new policies that are useful in achieving educational goals in Sustainable Development Objectives (SDGs). The discussion material consists of explanatory and praxis aspects. First, the explanatory aspect that comes from the study of researchers. Second, the praxis aspect that comes from the professional experience of NGO practitioners. The both of discussion materials are related in achieving the educational objectives according to SDGs. The discussion material comes from various background studies such as administration, policy, economics, development, society and culture, vocational education, non-formal education, and basic education or another studies relevant to the discussion of SDGs. The scope of this conference is to discuss the following eight sub themes.

1. Strengthening accessibility of education programs in the community (adult education and vocational education).

2. Policy on the equity and development of education for children.

3. A responsive and stimulative parenting in the community.

4. Availability of supporting facilities for the development of community learning environment.

5. Basic and advanced literacy programs in the community.

6. Strengthening the role of youth in sustainable development.

7. Challenges to the quality, number, and role of educators in the community.

8. Community development through strengthening educational institutions in the community.

The Expected Output of the Conference

  • Participants understand about the roles and challenges faced by government and NGOs in the effort of community empowerment through education to achieve the target of SDGs.
  • Participants understand about the philosophical and juridical backgrounds of non-formal education to achieve the target of the SDGs.
  • Participants understand the policies and its implementation on developing of early childhood education, adult education and vocational education programs in developing countries.
  • Participants understand the role of NGOs in developing a participatory learning environment in the community.
  • Participants understand the implementation of literacy programs in developing countries.

Important Dates

· Deadline of abstract submission (July 18, 2018)

· Notification of abstract acceptance (July 21, 2018)

· Full paper submission deadline (July 25, 2018)

· Conference day (August 2-3, 2018)

Call for Papers

  • Researchers, lecturers, NGO practitioners, and students are kindly invited to participate and contribute to help shape the conference. Quality innovative and original results of various types of research, empirical practices and constructive propositions are welcome.
  • Authors are requested to submit abstract to the Organizing Committee by July 18, 2018. The papers should be written in English and must be between (3000-4000 words).
  • All submitted conference abstracts and papers will be blind-reviewed by competent reviewers. The abstract book, and certificate of presentation and participation will be handed at the conference desk.

All accepted papers will be published in Atlantis Press to be indexed by Web of Science (Previously known as Thomson Reuters).

Registration Fee & Payment

Participant (IDR. 500.000,-)
Presenter (IDR. 850.000,-)
Paper publication in the indexed proceeding (IDR. 1.500.000,-)

Registration will be confirmed only when the conference Fee has been paid (non-refundable). The payment of Conference Fee can be transferred to Bank BNI Cabang Padang, Account Number 668110902, Name of Acc. No. RPL 010 BLU UNP. Please send the transfer document (bank receipt) and registration form (filled in) to committee secretariat via e-mail:


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