Access to education during public health emergencies: Keep schools open

Education is society’s greatest equalizer and a significant determinant of sustainable economic growth. Halting education exacerbates socio-economic and gender inequalities within and between countries and negatively impacts future generations. Despite this, together with the evidence of negative direct and indirect effects on children and adolescents of closing schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries continue … Read more

Education and skills for the great transformation

This session is curated by Miho Taguma, Senior Policy Analyst and Project Manager of OECD Future of Education and Skills 2030, Directorate for Education and Skills, OECD. Building a global economy that serves human well-being and respects planetary boundaries, a recoupled economy, requires great transformations in all sectors of the economy. Like ongoing technological change … Read more

Involving higher education (SDG4) in achieving sustainable cities and communities (SDG11) through problem-solving and learning-by-doing practices towards the 2030 Agenda

Global goals are inherently interrelated and therefore effective, comprehensive action taken towards one goal can support the achievement of others. Identifying and addressing these interconnections will help communities and their active institutions to build holistic and systemic solutions, amplifying progress and minimising negative impacts (un.org). The relevance of this policy brief to the G20 is … Read more

Beyond Covid-19: What can countries do to address the learning loss caused by the pandemic?

Addressing the learning loss caused by the difficulty of education provision during the COVID-19 pandemic will be a key challenge faced by the world for the coming decades. G20 governments and partners must focus their efforts on promoting and strengthening costand time-effective pedagogical strategies, leveraging comprehensive access technologies and providing alternatives when necessary, identifying curricular … Read more

Rebuilding education systems for recovery – A crisis-sensitive and equity focused approach

Globally, the majority of education systems are operating in a climate marked by recurrent school closure and reopening cycles for the second consecutive academic year. This threatens sustainable recovery. Mass education disruption has individualand institutional-level effects. There are negative consequences for individual life opportunities which are heightened for marginalized groups; and for macro-economic and societal … Read more

Access to education for migrant and displaced students in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic: Challenges and good practices for reducing inequality

The worldwide closure of schools due to COVID-19 might have deeply affected migrant and refugee children and adolescents, who were already socio-economically disadvantaged. In Latin America, the most unequal region, which is currently experiencing the second largest migration crisis in the world, there are successful policies, mainly from Colombia, that eliminate the bureaucratic, legal and … Read more

Global Challenges – Local Solutions

The Young Global Changers are students, young academics, young professionals, entrepreneurs and young non-profit leaders from around the world who are developing and implementing ideas to bring about positive change, whether at the global, regional or local level. In this session, we will present four different projects by Young Global Changers from four different parts … Read more

Building sustainable economies by getting youth into work

The economic system that uplifted society coming out of World War II has, with the aid of a massive disruption in technology, also created significant income and wealth disparities, a lack of trust in institutions, growing populism and social unrest. Youth are among those who have often been locked out of the benefits of the … Read more

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