Planning education during COVID-19: Is contingency planning the way forward?

26 September 2020


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Join the next IIEP Strategic Debate:

When: Tuesday, 13 October 2020 (11 AM - 1 PM Paris time)

Where: Online

With schooling severely disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic, educational planning needed to adapt rapidly.  As schools shut worldwide, governments prepared contingency plans to deal with the immediate and short-term consequences. While some schools are reopening, they continue to operate under unprecedented circumstances. 

From Kenya, Jordan, to Myanmar, IIEP-UNESCO has supported ministries of education in a broad selection of countries to maintain the continuity of learning during COVID-19. Now, it is time to look back and analyze what has worked well, and what conclusions can be drawn for the future of educational planning, during and beyond the current crisis. 

Join us on 13 October 2020 for our next Strategic Debate with:

  • Yousef Abu Shaar, Director of Planning of Jordan’s Ministry of Education 
  • Elyas Abdi, Director General of Kenya’s State Department of Early Learning and Basic Education 
  • U Ko Lay Win, Director General of Myanmar’s Ministry of Education 

Suzanne Grant Lewis, IIEP-UNESCO Director, will moderate the debate. It will be accessible via streaming. 

This event will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into French. Follow the debate on Twitter with #StrategicDebate and @IIEP_UNESCO