About the KIX Observatory

 

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC) are facilitating the development and management of the KIX Observatory on COVID-19 responses in educational systems of 41 GPE African countries.

A Consortium composed of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the African Union’s International Centre for Girls’ and Women’s Education in Africa (AU/CIEFFA), with technical support from the African Population and Health Research Centre (APHRC) and the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), is overseeing the implementation of the KIX Observatory.

This initiative intends to delve into a deeper analysis of issues related to COVID-19, focusing on primary and secondary education level and categorizing them under two streams relating to the operation of education systems and the well-being of the learner due to the negative consequences of school closures apart from learning disruptions.

 

 

Issues Being Examined​

The first stream includes teaching and learning, curriculum review/reform and education system resilience. Elements for the second stream relate to nutrition, school health, psychological and psychosocial support. Straddling the two streams are the cross-cutting issues of gender, equity and inclusion.

 

Operation of Education Systems

 

Learner Well-Being

  • Teacher training and support
  • Learner support
  • Assessment
  • Change in financing interventions
  • Education system resilience
 
  • Nutrition
  • Learner health
  • Changes in psychological & psychosocial support
 

Gender, Equity and Inclusion in Education

  • Addressing issues of gender, disability, or other vulnerable groups in education; during and post COVID-19
  • Engaging and responding to the needs of vulnerable groups (gender, disability, emergency settings) in policy and practice; during and post COVID-19
 
 

KIX Observatory Products

 

Live Trackers

     

Documents and Publications

     

Multimedia

 
 

Live trackers on COVID-19 policy and practice responses

     

Financing Education in Africa during the COVID-19 Pandemic

▸ Published on 26 April 2021

 

   

KIX Observatory Webinar: Education Financing, Teacher and Learner Well-being and School Reopening

▸ Published on 07 May 2021

 

▸ Updated on 12 April 2021

 

▸ Updated on 12 April 2021

   

 

Teaching and Learner Well-Being during the COVID-19 Pandemic (First Brief)

▸ Published on 09 February 2021

     

Official Launch of the KIX Observatory on COVID-19 Responses in Africa's Educational Systems

▸ Published on 11 December 2020

 

▸ Updated on 27 April 2021

 
 

Countries Involved in the KIX Observatory

 
 

  KIX AFRICA 21

  KIX AFRICA 19

  KIX EAP

 

KIX AFRICA 21

Region: West and Central Africa and Indian Ocean

Countries: Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Ivory Coast, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Togo

KIX AFRICA 19

Region: East, Southern and West Africa

Countries: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Sierra Leone, Somalia (Somaliland and Puntland), South Sudan, Tanzania (mainland and Zanzibar), Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

KIX EAP

Region: Eastern Europe, Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia, Asia-Pacific

Countries: Sudan* (one of the KIX EAP member countries also part of the 41 GPE partner countries in Africa under the KIX Observatory)