Impact of COVID-19 on Africa's Education: Reflecting on Promising Interventions and Challenges, towards a New Normal

This report is a synopsis of the ongoing engagement and aims to create greater awareness of ongoing country-level initiatives. It also seeks to highlight what works, the gaps and the issues with which countries continue to grapple, and how to support countries as they move towards a new normal where they will be better positioned to manage a future COVID-19 like situation.

The report provides the update resulting from the already published report of the initial engagement with 14 African countries between April and May 2020, the feedback from 9 African countries (Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Morocco, Rwanda, and South Africa) in June 2020 coupled with the follow up virtual stakeholder engagement that ADEA and the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) organized in July 2020 involving Ministers and senior government officials comprising 6 African ministers of education (The Central African Republic, the Gambia, Ghana, Mauritius, Rwanda, and Uganda) and 7 government representatives (Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, and Tunisia), 5 development partners (GPE, IDRC, Mastercard Foundation, UNESCO-IICBA and GEMR, and World Bank), teachers, private sector players and civil society organizations as well as learning and research institutions.