Decades of progress and hard-won gains to ensure equal access to quality inclusive education are at risk of being lost in many low-income countries due to the tremendous setbacks from the pandemic. At the peak, school closures due to COVID-19 affected 1.6 billion children and young people. More than half of the world’s learners are still affected by school closures. More than ten million children are expected to have permanently dropped out of school.
The pandemic is a strong reminder of the importance of inclusive and resilient education systems that facilitate access and learning, including for the poorest and otherwise marginalized girls and boys.
This webinar, organized by the Global Campaign for Education Norway, will discuss what is needed to build back better inclusive and resilient education systems, with a particular focus on Norway’s role and contribution to global education.
- Mr. Dag Inge Ulstein, Minister of International Development, Norway
- Ms. Alice Albright, CEO, Global Partnership for Education
- Ms. Birgitte Lange, CEO, Save the Children Norway
- Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, UN Envoy on Youth
Moderator: Ms. Sunniva Folgen Høiskar, President, SAIH
Time: Friday, December 11, 2020 at 15:00-16.00 Oslo / 09:00-10:00 Washington DC
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