In celebration of Africa Day, UNESCO will convene an event on 25 May to discuss how to advance digital learning in Africa by building on the actions of the Global Education Coalition (GEC) and exploring opportunities to further invest in technology –including open education resources — to ensure continuous and equitable learning in Africa.
The increased interest in investment in leveraging technology to support education systems is an opportunity to create diverse cross-sectoral partnerships to build a new future of education for the continent building on goals from Africa 2063, Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA) and SDG4.
The UNESCO hosted event will bring together a cross section of actors from the African Union, multilateral organizations, private sector, EdTech organizations and Tech funds.
The event will aim to answer and propose tangible actions to the following questions:
Ensuring Digital Learning – especially for the most marginalized: What needs to be done to accelerate progress on digital learning and close the digital divide in terms of support, collaboration and knowledge sharing? How can Global Education Coalition partners support this acceleration?
Developing thriving digital learning ecosystems: What effective strategies should be in place? What capabilities are required? How to attract and mobilize funding? How should partners coordinate to support local ecosystems?