The first set of studies was launched in February 2020 to capture the changes taking place in the education sector in relation to digitalization, including challenges, best practices and the impacts on the teaching profession. The declaration of the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic in March 2020 resulted in calls for the rapid and widespread uptake of technology in the delivery of education. With education systems accelerating efforts in response to the crisis, in August 2020, follow-up studies were launched in the countries to document these efforts and the implications for the teaching profession, as well as long-term strategies and plans.
The report was developed through a partnership between the ILO Skills & Employability Branch and the ILO Decent Work Team for Eastern and Southern Africa.
1. To facilitate learning among TEVET service providers to improve training centers operations and results.
2. To capture and document best practices and results of STEP supported bursary and grant programmes.
This paper outlines the key findings from the Learning Forum; the challenges, solutions, and lessons learnt.