Resources, Analysis and Strategic Response
A comprehensive curation of resources, analysis, and response to COVID-19 by GCE members, civil society partners and key institutions:
- GCE Joint Statement on #COVID19.
- GCE Press Release on #COVID19
- GCE #COVID19 Campaign Toolkit.
- COVID-19 information sharing and discussion platform.
GCE members’ resources
The Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic.
The Arab Campaign for Education for All (ACEA) Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic.
Education on the Brink of an Abyss – A call for Urgent Action – Sudanese Coalition for Education for All (SCEFA) Statement on COVID-19.
Campaña Mundial por la Educación (CME España) position paper and clarion call on prioritising education in emergencies in Spain.
Campanha Nacional pelo Direito à Educação Guides on COVID-19: Guide One and Guide Two.
Rede de Educação Para Todos Angola guidelines on COVID-19.
Palestinian Education Coalition (PEC) Statement on COVID-19.
European Students’ Union (ESU) position paper on COVID-19.
Movimento de Educação para Todos (MEPT): Campaign and messaging addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Education International (EI): Useful guidelines on the reopening Schools and Education Institutions. The 2020 World Refugee Day celebration linked to COVID-19.
Oxfam: Press releases and blogs addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and Global Coronavirus Response pledge outcome.
ActionAid: 10-Point Call to Action for education during the Covid-19 pandemic.
CBM: Inclusive community action in the COVID-19 Matrix on disability and an inclusive eye health guidance Note for reference during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Global March Against Child Labour: COVID-19 solidarity message to partners. Calls for urgent action against child labour during the COVID-19 pandemic.
International Council for Adult Education (ICAE): COVID-19 solidarity message.
Light for the World’s strategic response to the COVID-19 pandemic and a call on prioritising people living with disabilities. World Refugee Day drew the attention of the plight of living with disabilities in South Sudan during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Plan International: COVID-19 resources and blogs addressing the impact of the crisis on girls, women and refugees. A recent blog on how young women and girls plan on responding to the impacts of COVID-19.
Save the Children International: Resources to assist children during the COVID-19 pandemic
SightSavers International: COVID-19 note.
The Latin American Campaign for the Right to Education (CLADE, by its Spanish acronym): Statement on COVID-19 and CLADE’s collective action and response related to COVID-19.
Coalition Nationale pour l’Education Pour Tous du Burkina Faso (CN-EPT/BF): COVID-19 message calling for collective action to protect education in Burkina Faso.
Coalition Nationale de l’Education Pour Tous en RDC CONEPT/RDC: Statement COVID-19 Pandemic.
Coalition des organisations Mauritaniennes pour l’Education (COMEDUC): Statement on COVID-19.
Civil Society Action Coalition on Education for all (CSACEFA): Press release response the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coalition des Organisations en Synergie pour la Defense de l”Education Publique (COSYDEP): Teaching recovery plan and statement on COVID-19 pandemic.
Education for All Sierra Leone (EFA SL): Support during the COVID-19 crisis.
Education Coalition in Zimbabwe (ECOZI): Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic.
Zambia National Education Coalition (ZANEC): Re-opening of schools and university during the pandemic in Zambia.
Contrato Social Ecuador: Call for the guaranteed access to education for all during the COVID-19 crisis.
Fundación Ayuda en Acción: Reflective analysis on COVID-19 and SDG.
Belgian Platform for Education and Development (Educaid.be): Clarion call for quality education for all during and after the COVID-19 crisis
Global Campaign for Education Germany (GCE Germany/Globale Bildungskampagne): Statement on COVID-19 crisis.
The Alliance of NGOs active in the field of Social Protection of Family and Child (APSCF): Call around protecting children’s rights during COVID-19 pandemic.
ActionAid UK: Resourceful blog on how COVID-19 is affecting girls around the world?
Oxfam International: Youth Pivotal role in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Sahel region.
Plan Canada: Report on the COVID-19 pandemic.
RESULTS: Press release on lack of local and global COVID-19 emergency response from the United States.
Save the Children UK: Recent blog offers useful lessons on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
GCE Members COVID-19 Response Webinars and Virtual Meetings
European Student Union (ESU): Organised its fourth webinar on e-learning: “Recognition: Routes for academic progress”.
The Asia South Pacific Association for Basic and Adult Education (ASPBAE) : Virtual Regional Conference on “Education Financing: Challenges in the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic”.
Campaign for Popular Education (CAMPE): Webinar on COVID-19 Impact on Education: Field Findings and Implications for the Future.
National Coalition for Education (NEC): Webinar on Exploring Significance of Digital Literacy & Adult Education in the times of COVID-19 & Beyond.
Campaña Peruana por el Derecho a la Educación CPDE: Virtual Meeting on Education, Inclusion and Sustainable Development: Paths to advance in SDG 4.5 and 4.7.
GCE COVID-19 Events
GCE organised the following analysis and information sharing webinars:
Covid-19 Perspectives from the Arab World (in Arabic with interpretation in English).
Covid-19 Perspectives from Francophone Countries (in French with interpretation in English).
Covid-19 Perspectives from Spain, Angola and Latin America (in Spanish and Portuguese with interpretation in English).
Resources from key partners and institutions
G7 Education working group toolkit: Google doc
Human Rights Watch (HRW) report on the rights of children
United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights reflections on COVID-19.
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) response to COVID-19.
Leaders call for action to protect children during COVID-19.
International Disability and Development Consortium (IDDC) on COVID-19
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Bank and World Food Programme have jointly produced a Framework for Reopening of Schools.
Collective Consultation of NGOs on Education 2030 (CCNGO-Ed2030), a piece on How to Leave No One Behind as out of school becomes the norm-thought from civil society.
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) series of useful webinars on varying thematic issues advocating for:
- EiE during COVID-19
- Inclusive Education during COVID-19
- Gender and Education during COVID-19
- Supporting Teachers in Crisis Contexts during COVID-19
- Remote learning in low-tech and low-resource environments during COVID-19
Global Partnership for Education (GPE). A joint solidarity letter to the African Union on the impact of COVID-19 on girls’ education and child marriage was issued by GPE, Plan International, Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), Rozaria Memorial Trust, and Girls Not Brides, the Global Partnership to end Child Marriage.
High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) on sustainable development 2020 edition will take place on 7 to 16 July under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
UNESCO calls all education activists, and movements to participate in its initiatives.
Worldwide Inequalities Database on Education (WIDE), the new tool “Scoping Progress in Education”, (SCOPE) and the platform, “Profiles Enhancing Education Reviews”, (PEER) were launched.
UNESCO, Joint Youth Statement on Investing in Education and Youth presented during the virtual meeting of the SDG Education2030 Steering Committee on 4 June 2020.
Global Education Monitoring (GEM) 2020 Report.
GPE has increased COVID-19 emergency fund to US$500 million. An additional US$250 million has been set aside to help developing countries respond to the immediate and long-term disruptions to education caused by the pandemic, bringing the total fund to US$500 million. The funding will help sustain learning for up to 355 million children in 67 countries.
Inter-agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Recent series of webinars focused on EiE for Adolescents and Youth during COVID-19, and Early Childhood Education and COVID-19.
Education Cannot Wait (ECW): World Refugee Day, emphasised on the collective action to address the plight of refugee children and youth across the world.
Reflection, learning and analysis
COVID-19 Educational Disruption and Response in Asia-Pacific.
School, interrupted: 4 options for distance education to continue teaching during COVID-19:
Pandémie de coronavirus et éducation: Actualités.
8 motivos para não substituir a educação presencial pela educação a distância (EaD) durante a pandemia.
COVID-19: Como deve ficar a alimentação escolar?
COVID-19: Riscos com trabalho infantil e sistema socioeducativo.
COVID-19 Is Exposing the Gaps in Our Education System. Let’s Start Fixing Them.
Global Partnerships for Education (GPE) joins Global Education Coalition for COVID-19 Response.
GPE’s response to COVID-19: Rapidly mobilizing to face an unprecedented challenge.
EdTech business in Covid19 context – A good overview highlighting long term impact on public education.
COVID-19 Impact On Education: GCE Webinar Series
To address the COVID-19 crisis and its impact on education, GCE is organising a series of webinars on the main issues posed to its members.
Kindly find below the list of the next topics:
- May 12th: Education Budget Advocacy in times of COVID-19
- May 20th: Distance education practices implemented in Portuguese-speaking countries (organised by INEE and ReLus) – Register before May 19th here.
- June 2nd: Covid-19 in the Arab world (in Arabic with interpretation in English)
- June 3rd: Covid-19 perspectives from francophone countries (in French with interpretation in English)
- June 12th: Covid-19 perspectives from Spain, Angola and Latin America (in Spanish and Portuguese with interpretation in English)
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COVID-19: Protecting Education In Times Of Crisis
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