Virtual Dialogue Webinar
Building Education System Back Better in the COVID-19 Context
22 September 2020, Jeju, Republic of Korea – UNITAR CIFAL Jeju organized an online workshop on “Building Education System Back Better in the COVID-19 Context” on September 22 using the online platform “Zoom”.
The event invited 14 representatives from the governmental sector along with NGOs and International Organizations. They came from 7 different countries including: India, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Nigeria, Vietnam, and Philippines.
The event was composed of two presentations by experts, followed by a plenary session including Q&A. The invited experts were Dr. Edna A. Co, Director of CIFAL Philippines, and Mr. Jonathan Valdez, School Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor at Save the Children.
The experts talked about the implications of COVID-19 on education, ways to mitigate risks for the health and safety of vulnerable children, and how to make distance learning readily accessible to them. During the plenary session, both participants and experts shared opinions and ideas on adapting the existing education system to the rapidly changing environment resulting from COVID-19. They also discussed how to reduce the education gap exacerbated by the pandemic and gendered impacts of COVID-19 school closures.