E9 countries meeting
About E9 countries
- E9 Partnership was first established in 1993 with the objective to achieve the goals of UNESCO’s Education For All (EFA) initiative.
- E9 countries include Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria and Pakistan.
- They represent over half of the world’s population and some of the largest education systems in the world.
- E9 countries together can strengthen political will and collective effort to ensure quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all.
- E9 Partnership is working for the achievement of SDG4 – Education 2030.
Why in News?
- A Consultation meeting of Ministers of Education of E9 countries was held recently.
About the meeting
- It discussed the co-creation of the Digital Learning initiative by the nine countries.
- This Consultation highlighted progress, shared lessons and explored opportunities for collaboration and scale-up to expand digital learning and skills.
- In addition, a Marketplace segment, for public-private partnership focused on promising local and global solutions and opportunities for digital learning to strengthen local ecosystems.
- E9 initiative: Scaling up digital learning to accelerate progress towards SDG4.
About Scaling up digital learning to accelerate progress towards SDG4
- The UN is spearheading a global initiative on digital learning and skills for all, targeting marginalized children and youth and aiming to close the digital divide and drive rapid change in education systems.
- The initiative aims to accelerate recovery and advance the Sustainable Development Goal 4 agenda by driving rapid change in education systems in three of the 2020 Global Education Meeting priorities:
- support to teachers;
- investment in skills; and
- narrowing of the digital divide.
2020 Global Education Meeting (GEM) Declaration
(i) education financing;
(ii) safe school reopening;
(iii) supporting teachers as frontline workers;
(iv) investment in skills; and
(v) narrowing the digital divide.
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