Global Education Coalition explores the digital learning turn in Africa
On 25 May 2021, on the occasion of Africa Day, UNESCO brought together ministers from the African continent, education stakeholders and private sector representatives to the online Global Education Coalition (GEC) Forum, titled ‘The Digital Learning Turn in Africa: The Role of Local Eco-Systems’.
Ms Stefania Giannini, Assistant Director-General for Education at UNESCO, opened the Forum ‘The Digital Learning Turn in Africa: The Role of Local Eco-Systems’ to more than 200 participants with the following words:
“We mark this Day in the wake of the greatest disruption to education in recent history. It has exacerbated inequalities and seriously threatens development gains made over decades across the continent and globally, but it is also generated innovations holding potential to ensure that all children and youth have access to quality education and learn differently and better.”
26 May 2021