Date: 29 Apr 2021
Event Type: Webinar
Thursday 29 April 2021 12:00 pm BST
Join this engaging webinar with Commonwealth partners: Council for Education in the Commonwealth (CEC); Commonwealth Consortium for Education (CCfE); International Parliamentary Network for Education (IPNEd) and Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).
During the peak of the Covid-19 pandemic 1.6 billion learners were out of school and school doors were shuttered for 168 million children for an entire year. Amidst this, it is education budgets that will feel the greatest impact. Two-thirds of low- and lower-middle-income countries have cut their public education budgets since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic. Therefore, it is now more critical than ever to advocate for resilient and gender-transformative education financing – the Commonwealth should be a leading platform to support education financing.
Chair: Stephen Twigg
• Mehnaz Akber Aziz, Member of the National Assembly of Pakistan and Chair of the SDG Committee on Child Rights
• Ruth Kagia, Deputy Chief of Staff, Office of the President of Kenya
• Wongani Grace Taulo, Senior Adviser, UNICEF
• Pauline Rose, Professor of International Education, University of Cambridge