Regional Virtual Meeting for sub-Saharan Africa - COVID-19 education crisis - Supporting teachers in distance learning and on school reopening
A Regional Meeting for sub-Saharan Africa was held to discuss countries’ challenges and national responses in relation to teachers in distance education and the reopening of schools. The meeting brought together a combination of country level perspectives and those from international organizations operating in the region. The meeting was conducted in two separate sessions including Teacher Task Force members from across sub-Saharan Africa. It included presentations from The Gambia, Rwanda, South Africa and Uganda from Anglophone countries; and Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire and Senegal from Francophone countries. Additionally, the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) presented its strategy for dealing with COVID19, while Education International also presented its regional and global perspectives.