Regional Launch of UNESCO’s 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report on Inclusion and Education: All means all in West and Central Africa

UNESCO Regional Offices in Abuja, Dakar and Yaoundé are jointly organizing a Regional Launch of UNESCO’s 2020 Global Education Monitoring (GEM) Report on Inclusion and Education: All means all in the West and Central African Region, on Thursday, 23 July 2020, at 9:00 a.m. (GMT), which is equivalent to 10 a.m. (Abuja Time).

The report provides an in-depth analysis of key factors for exclusion of learners in education systems worldwide, including background, identity and ability (i.e. gender, age, location, poverty, disability, ethnicity, indigeneity, language, religion, migration or displacement status, sexual orientation, incarceration, beliefs and attitudes). It also identifies an exacerbation of exclusion during the COVID-19 pandemic and estimates that about 40% of low and lower-middle income countries have not supported disadvantaged learners during temporary school closure.

The purpose of this event is to present the key findings and recommendations of the GEM Report with a focus on the topic of inclusion in education at both regional and global levels. Giving emphasis on the regional level, the experiences of selected countries, civil society organizations and the UN systems on inclusive education environment, which is now deeply hampered by the COVID-19 pandemic, and on exclusion, will be shared to invoke lively discussions on regional solutions,. This event is an excellent opportunity to promote the message of “All Means All” in West and Central Africa as well as what we could do to reduce the exclusion in education.


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