Against the backdrop of a COVID-19 pandemic that reminds us that we are part of a global village and that we are all citizens of the world, in less than 80 days leaders from around the world will participate in the Global Education Summit in support of the replenishment campaign of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).
The summit will be held in London on July 28 and 29, 2021 and will be co-chaired by Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, and Uhuru Kenyatta, President of the Republic of Kenya.
This summit aims to mitigate the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on learning in low-income countries and transform education systems for the benefit of one billion girls and boys in 90 countries and territories.
The challenge is an enormous one, as the pandemic has affected the entire planet. It has slowed the pace of all activities, disrupting the school calendar and the continuity of teaching and learning, impacts with which we are all too familiar today.