International Literacy Day, 2021 - Uganda
— , 07:30 AM - 10:00 AM | Kampala | East Africa
The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development (MGLSD), in partnership with DVV International, will host a webinar as we join the rest of the world to mark International Literacy Day (ILD). Our theme is: "Literacy for a human-centered recovery: Narrowing the digital divide” with specific focus on youth and adult literacy. The webinar will take place Friday, 10th September 2021 from 09h30 – 12h00. It will also be streamed live via the MGLSDs Facebook page and YouTube channel.
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic consequences may last many years and the world as we knew it may never be regained. Adult learning and education (ALE), like other forms of social and economic activities in Uganda and elsewhere, have been affected. Whilst this pandemic has drawn attention to a global health crisis, we recognise that its effects are felt across many sectors causing devastating social, economic and political crises that are bound to leave deep and lasting scars on local, regional and global economies.
By the end of this webinar, we expect that participants will have:
- shared experiences on technology-enabled literacy learning programmes as part of activities to mark ILD 2021;
- analysed national responses and strategies for recovery and resilience-building beyond the pandemic; and;
- considered appropriate mechanisms to deliver ALE services in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Link to the webinar to follow shortly