Report of Case Studies on Responses to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa’s Educational Systems

This report presents case studies from seven African countries (i.e., Burkina Faso, Kenya, Malawi, Mali, Mozambique, Niger, and Nigeria) that implemented programs and innovations in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the education systems. The report provides insights into building resilience within Africa’s education systems for the future. The case studies fill existing knowledge gaps on promising practices and add value to discussions on the contextual drivers that facilitated the implementation of the interventions, including active government involvement in mobilizing and supporting the initiatives. The programs include the PRONAE national school feeding program in Mozambique, the online teacher professional development program in Kenya, teacher training in Niger, back-to-school campaigns in Malawi, basic education training in internally displaced camps in Burkina Faso and Niger, and initiatives addressing sexual and gender-based violence in Mali. The case studies also seek to examine the extent to which the interventions addressed gender, equity, and inclusion. For the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) partner countries, these case studies provide valuable information regarding the operations of education systems and the wellbeing of learners.