Reopening with resilience: lessons from remote learning during COVID-19 in Eastern and Southern Africa

Author(s): Pontuschka, Rafael; Kan, Sophia; Dreesen, Thomas

Publisher(s): UNICEF Office of Research - Innocenti

Date: 2022

Pages: 15 p.

Serie: Innocenti research report


The widespread school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic have exacerbated the learning crisis for children living in Eastern and Southern Africa. The crisis has also shown the great need to develop resilient education systems that can provide learning when schools are forced to close. Understanding how to provide remote learning equitably utilizing multiple modalities and emphasizing low-tech solutionsĀ in Eastern and Southern Africa is critical given the great challenges facing the region in terms of electricity and connectivity access. This report provides a summary of lessons learned in the East and Southern Africa region from remote learning during COVID-19 and provides concrete recommendations on how to increase the resilience of education systems.

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