UNESCO’s COVID-19 Education Response

UNESCO, in collaboration with the Regional Education Group for Latin America and the Caribbean, launched on 17 April a biweekly series of knowledge exchange and policy dialogue under the title “SDG-Education 2030 Webinar Series for Latin America and the Caribbean: Leaving no one behind in times of the COVID-19 pandemic”.

The third webinar of the SDG-Education 2030 series that focus on the Caribbean takes place coming Tuesday, June 2nd, 11:00 (GMT-4). The discussion will bring together education partners from key public and private institutions, to talk about the significant impacts of COVID-19 on Gender and Education.

 

This Caribbean webinar series is organized in partnership with The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Regional Education Group Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

The following questions will be addressed:

·        What is the impact of COVID-19 on gender and its implications on education?

·        What efforts are Caribbean countries making to respond to the challenges?

·        What actions (immediate, medium and long term) are needed to ensure Caribbean countries make progress towards gender equity and equality in times of crisis?

Objectives:

•                 To discuss the main impacts and challenges associated with gender during the COVID-19 education disruption in the Caribbean region.

•                 To share experiences on how to address the negative gender consequences for boys and girls in the Caribbean region, as well as strategies to support the education sector during the pandemic.

The webinars will address different topics, but all will consider strategies to:

  • maintain the continuity of learning, especially for underprivileged children and youth; and
  • ensure all students return to school when schools reopen

Each webinar can be accessed online and will include several expert presenters from different parts of the world. A moderator will facilitate the discussion between the presenters and the audience. If you would like to propose a topic or speaker, please write to COVID19taskforce@unesco.org(link sends e-mail). All webinars will be held in English. Machine transcriptions will be available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish, which means that speakers of non-English languages will have the possibility of seeing captioned text in a language of their choice.