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.
Rede de Educação Para Todos Angola guidelines on COVID-19.
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.
Education Coalition in Zimbabwe (ECOZI): Statement on COVID-19 Pandemic.
ActionAid UK: Resourceful blog on how COVID-19 is affecting girls around the world?
GCE Members COVID-19 Response Webinars and Virtual Meetings
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.
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.
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.
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 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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