2020 Global Education Conference Cancelled
The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has had a devastating impact around the world. With this in mind, we have made the decision to cancel the USAID 2020 Global Education Conference (GEC) rather than postpone it. This decision was not taken lightly, but we know this is the right course of action to avoid further spread of the virus and to enable us to best support the sector in this difficult time. We sincerely regret any inconveniences that may arise as a result of this decision.
USAID’s priorities in the COVID-19 response are to protect the safety and health security of our global workforce, ensure that we can continue our life-saving mission across the world, and support partner countries in their response to COVID-19. Looking forward, as the pandemic evolves, we are seeing that the national and international responses as well as our day-to-day operations are changing. While the global health and economic sectors are most visibly taxed by the situation, we are all too aware it has had a tremendous impact on the education sector as well. Moving forward we must adapt to this new reality we are facing and prepare ourselves with the latest tools and resources needed to adapt programming.
For this reason, the USAID Office of Education will launch a virtual Global Education Learning Series in the coming weeks to help the sector to carry out its work in this shifting environment. Please sign up for our email list to be sure you’re informed of these opportunities to interact with and learn from your colleagues in the sector.