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    Learning curve

    A programme that examines Africa’s COVID-19 responses in primary and secondary education across the continent has been launched.

    The Knowledge and Innovation Exchange (KIX) Observatory on COVID-19 Responses in the Educational Systems in Africa is being led by the Global Partnership for Education in collaboration with the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the AU’s International Centre for Girls’ and Women’s Education in Africa, with technical support from the UNESCO Institute for Statistics.

    The project will collect and share evidence regarding the policy responses of selected African countries on issues pertaining to the operation of education systems and the well-being of children, so that policymakers and other educational stakeholders can use it to inform their decisions.

    From this, recommendations will be developed to improve future crisis preparedness and strengthen the resilience of the continent’s education system.

    According to ADEA executive secretary Albert Nsengiyumva, ‘the KIX Observatory is a one-stop-shop for the learning and sharing of information and knowledge to promote policies, strategies, and practices that have been proven to effectively meet the needs created by COVID-19’.

    24 November 2020
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