GETTING ON TRACK: ACTION TO DELIVER THE GLOBAL PROMISE OF QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL
Date: 8 March 2021 | Time: 11:00 to 12:30 | Venue: Virtual (Zoom)
Hon Senator Dr Getrude Musuruve & Hon Harriett Baldwin MP
Sonny Leong CBE, Chair, Council for Education in the Commonwealth
The closure of schools, universities and educational programmes in the wake of the COVID pandemic has led to a disruption in learning of a magnitude never experienced in recent history.
The pandemic has amplified social, economic and digital inequalities, putting a generation at risk of a learning catastrophe. But it has also reminded us of the centrality of education for every society, as a common good and the bedrock of social cohesion, well-being and opportunity.
But even prior to the pandemic the international community’s commitment in the form of Sustainable Development Goal 4 to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education for all’ was at serious risk.
In this joint presentation to mark Commonwealth Day the founding co-chairs of the International Parliamentary Network for Education, Senator Dr Getrude Musuruve of Kenya and Harriett Baldwin MP of the United Kingdom will explain why growing political leadership in support of education is essential to accelerating educational progress.
They will share recommendations for governments and multilateral organisations, including the Commonwealth, can secure more and better funding for education, improve learning outcomes and ensure that no child is left behind.
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