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Global Partnership for Education Summit side event: Educational research in times of COVID-19

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Young girl washing her hands before entering a classroom
GPE/Tabassy Baro
At the École du Centre in Conakry, Guinea, hand washing was a required part of attending school as the country mobilized to end the Ebola outbreak that began in December 2013.

At a time when educational stakeholders are facing challenges of an unprecedented nature due to the impact of COVID-19, the demand for evidence to guide their decisions has become more urgent. As the chosen mechanism of the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) to support and mobilize evidence among partner countries, the GPE Knowledge Innovation Exchange (KIX) has gathered relevant lessons and experiences from educational stakeholders from across the globe.  

On July 27, 2021, in a side event prior to the “Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025”, co-hosted by the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta, and the UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, KIX will be hosting a panel discussion to highlight findings on educational research during the pandemic. The side event will be hosted in English and include simultaneous translation in French. 

The panel will seek to present what has been learned by KIX-supported research and knowledge-mobilization initiatives in the context of COVID-19 in the Global South. It will focus on three complementary aspects:   

  1. the design adaptations necessary to conduct research, of adequate standard and quality, in the context of a global health crisis;   

  1. observed changes in knowledge priorities, with policy-makers forced to prioritize some research agendas over others; 

  1. forms of funding and support for education research available at this time.

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