PlanED: The IIEP podcast that takes you behind the scenes of education systems

13 October 2023


IIEP-UNESCO/Makmende Media
A behind the scenes view of the filming of We Teach Here in Kenya.

Go behind the scenes of education systems worldwide. How are they planned for and managed and what can help us all create the education systems needed for a more equitable and sustainable future? IIEP specialists share the latest thinking and knowledge on educational planning and management.

Listen to our latest episode: Managing risks to protect education 


In the next two decades, the world stands at a critical crossroads. With an estimated 200,000 lives at risk, the power of education to avert climate-related disasters becomes clear. Welcome to this edition of PlanED, the IIEP-UNESCO podcast, where we explore the crucial link between risk management, education, and the future of our planet.

In this episode, Alexandra Waldhorn is in conversation with Martín Benavides, Director of IIEP-UNESCO, drawing on his experiences as the former Minister of Education in Peru during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, Yasmine Sherif, the Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait, the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises discusses the urgency to fund this work, and Leonora MacEwen from IIEP shares insights on why risk management is an integral part of the planning cycle. His Excellency Dr. Azmi Mahafzha, Minister of Education, Higher Education and Scientific Research in Jordan and Chairperson of Jordan National Commission for Education, Culture, and Science talks about why and how Jordan has worked to develop crisis-sensitive planning. Together, they share how we can transform the challenges of today into opportunities for tomorrow. Stay with us as we unravel what it means to integrate risk management into educational planning and management.

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Listen to our past episodes:

PlanED episode 3: How educational planning can help refugee learners thrive

PlanED episode 2: Education in the face of climate change

PlanED episode 1: Ministry of Education leadership in crisis situations: What does it mean and why does it matter?