Category Archives: Disaster preparedness

Business engagement in education in emergencies: Lessons for the COVID-19 response

By Francine Menashy, University of Massachusetts Boston The forthcoming 2021 Global Education Monitoring Report will focus on the vital role of the non-state sector. Businesses and business leaders represent one group of non-state actors with increasing prominence in global education. … Continue reading

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The Peruvian education system: seeking quality and equity during COVID-19 times

By Milagros Lechleiter and Rosa Vidarte, GEM Report Peru was the first country in Latin American to decree the mandatory social distancing of its population on March 16, only 10 days after detecting its first case of COVID-19. The quarantine … Continue reading

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“Doing no harm” in and through education

One of the most striking effects of the global pandemic is how millions of people have faced moral dilemmas. Choices over education is a case in point. The education sector often looks to the health sector for ideas, inspired by … Continue reading

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COVID 19: how Senegal intends to ensure #LearningNeverStops

English / Français By Rokhaya Fall Diawara and Tidiane Sall, UNESCO The spread of COVID-19 is a growing worry for Africa. Among the 47 African countries that have closed their schools and universities to more than 280 million African children, … Continue reading

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COVID 19 : comment Sénégal entend assurer la continuité pédagogique

English / Français Par Rokhaya Fall Diawara et Tidiane Sall, UNESCO La situation en Afrique suscite de grandes inquiétudes face à COVID-19. Parmi les 47 pays africains qui ont fermé leurs établissements scolaires et universitaires, 10 pays n’ont même pas … Continue reading

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Covid-19: Where’s the discussion on distance learning training for teachers?

A lot of the discussion, and rightly so, has been about the effect of school closures on students. Education, as they know it, stopped from one day to the next. But what about teachers? Just as students are new to … Continue reading

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Three ways to plan for equity during the coronavirus school closures

By Stefania Giannini, UNESCO Assistant Director-General for Education and Suzanne Grant Lewis, UNESCO-IIEP Director From school closures and home confinement to travel bans, countries and municipalities are ramping up efforts to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. For … Continue reading

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Parents and communities need to be engaged in migrant children’s education

by Anna d’Addio, Senior Policy Analyst at the GEM Report “We were blind, now our eyes have been opened … the educated children help us see. (Zahra, mother)” (Changezi and Biseth, 2011) Family and community involvement is key to overcome … Continue reading

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COP22: Women, climate change and disaster resilience

On Monday during the high-level event on Education Day at COP22 the GEM Report gave a keynote presentation on the important role that education plays in improving environmental knowledge and changing behavior. Yesterday was Gender Day at COP22, showing how important gender equality … Continue reading

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Impact of conflict on teachers and their role in peacebuilding: What can be learnt from Nepal?

By Dr Tejendra Pherali, Senior Lecturer in Education and International Development at UCL Institute of Education This blog looks at the impact on, and role of, school leadership during conflict, using Nepal and the Maoist insurgency as a case study. … Continue reading

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