Teachers on the frontline: lessons from COVID-19

20 December 2020

As the world continues to wrestle with COVID-19, teachers remain on the frontline to respond to education’s biggest disruption in history. From the start of the pandemic, teachers mobilized for their students to allow learning to go on. Yet, little is still known on how the pandemic has affected the education workforce and what will be long-term implications. Will the pandemic exacerbate pre-existing challenges facing the teaching profession? What needs to change for the education workforce to be better prepared and supported during crisis?

Join us on 16 February 2021, 10am-12pm UTC for the next IIEP-UNESCO Strategic Debate with:  

  • David Edwards, Head of Education International,
  • Quenita Walrond-Lewis, Head of the Directorate of the National Centre for Education Resource Development, Guyana,
  • Swarnali Das, District lead from Dilshad Garden District Institute for Education and Training, New Delhi, India,
  • Moti Ram Phuyal, Senior Vice-President, Institutional School Teachers Union, Nepal.

Barbara Tournier, Programme Specialist, IIEP-UNESCO, 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