Twitter Chat: Education for Shared Prosperity

January 24-25, 2021

PEP Research Fellows from around the world host a twitter chat about Education for Shared Prosperity on the International Day of Education.

PEP Research Fellows and alumni hosted a Twitter chat on the topic of Education for Shared Prosperity – Perspectives from the Global SouthThe 25-hour chat began on January 24, the International Day of Education.

The discussion covered topics including Education and the Labour Market, Gender Equality and Inclusion in Education, and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education in the Global South.

As well as sharing their findings and opinions, our panel of PEP Research Fellows and alumni answered – and will continue to answer – your questions;  just use the hashtag #EducationGSouth and follow @PEPnetwork on Twitter.

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International Day of Education

The International Day of Education highlights the right to education for all and the role of education in sustainable development. Education is not yet universal, especially in the Global South. According to the UN, about 265 million children and adolescents do not have the opportunity to enter or complete school, and more than half of those not enrolled in school live in sub-Saharan Africa.

This year, working towards the goal of universal education is even more challenging as the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted learning throughout the world.


January 24, 2021

12 p.m. UTC 

Introduction and first question on national challenges to education

1-7 p.m. UTC

Theme 1: Education and the Labour Market

January 25, 2021

4-7 a.m. UTC

Theme 2: Gender Equality and Inclusion in Education

8-10 a.m. UTC

Theme 3: Education Systems

11 a.m. -1 p.m. UTC

Theme 4: COVID-19 and Education-related Knowledge Creation

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