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COVID-19 and girls with disabilities: A safe, inclusive return to school

UNGEI learning series

Thu, 20 Aug, 2020 - Thu, 20 Aug, 2020
09:00-10:45 EST
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UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI)

Building on the Framework for Reopening, the new UNESCO GEM report Inclusion in education: All means all, and the World Bank's Inclusive Education Initiative (IEI) recent paper Pivoting to Inclusion: Leveraging Lessons from the COVID-19 Crisis for Learners with Disabilities this webinar supports efforts to ensure a safe, inclusive return to school for all learners. As governments across the world seek to get education systems back on track following prolonged school closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, this webinar brings a focus to learners with disabilities, and the particular challenges that girls face. Leaders in inclusive education amplify the experiences, learnings and practical examples of approaches to ensuring girls with disabilities do not become further marginalised in education during the global crisis.


Nora Fyles, UN Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI)


Guest speaker

Nafisa Baboo, Light for the World



Matthias Eck, UNESCO GEM Report

Samuel Katembo, Leonard Cheshire Kenya

Maria Njeri, Leonard Cheshire Kenya

Esther Zulu, Leonard Cheshire Kenya

Ananda Paudel, VSO Nepal

Harrison Kariuki, VSO Kenya

Jumah Kamara, Humanity & Inclusion Sierra Leone

Lieve Sabbe, UNICEF East Asia and the Pacific

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