Global Education Coalition(GEC)

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News:The Global Education Coalition has been launched by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization(UNESCO).

Facts:

Aim:To facilitate inclusive learning opportunities for children and youth during this period of sudden and unprecedented educational disruption.

Members:It is an open partnership that includes international organizations (ILO,UNICEF,WB among others) , private sector partners (Facebook, Google) and Philanthropic and non-profit organizations(Khan Academy among others).

Objectives:

  • Help countries in mobilizing resources and implementing innovative and context-appropriate solutions to provide education remotely, leveraging hi-tech, low-tech and no-tech approaches
  • Seek equitable solutions and universal access
  • Ensure coordinated responses and avoid overlapping efforts
  • Facilitate the return of students to school when they reopen to avoid an upsurge in dropout rates.