Concept Note Webinars

[Webinar] Reopening adult learning and education programme for the Arab states

AR CN-Webinar-adult education-29 July-24-07-20-FN

EN CN-Webinar-adult education-29 July-24-07-20-FN


Concept Note Webinars

[Webinar] Distance Education Programmes Using Radio and Television in the Arab States

AR CN TV and radio webinar on 21 July

EN CN TV and radio webinar on 21July

Concept Note

[UNESCO Webinar] The Future of Education after COVID-19: Regional Dialogue

RCEP and UNESCO Beirut Office are committed to facilitating a regional dialogue in line with the global efforts to respond to the emergency and to reflect on the purpose of education and the organization of learning in an ever-changing world. It is designed as form of continuous support of Arab countries education during and after COVID-19, with a specific focus on the futures of education after COVID-19 and will be built upon the achievement of 2017 regional think tank seminar on “Rethinking Education” organized in Sharm EL Sheikh, Egypt by reaffirming the 2016 Cairo Declarations for rethinking education. It is also part of the global Futures of Education initiative launched by UNESCO in September 2019.

It will feature educational challenges and opportunities of COVID-19 pandemic and will be an extended platform to share lessons learned during the crisis and diverse insights of regional and international education thinkers with respect to the future of education during and after COVID-19. All participants will benefit from wider discussion through a moderated Q & A session and the webinar will be facilitated in English but real-time caption for Arabic will be provided.


  • Examine the impact of Covid-19 on educational continuity in the Arab region.
  • Review the challenges in implementing national distance education responses ensuring learning continuity of learning for all.
  • Draw the lessons learned from the Covid-19 crisis to build scenarios for the futures of education.


Ahmad Ouzzi –  Director – Training and Research in Developmental Psychology of Education / Journal of the Science of Education
Federico Biagi – Researcher from the European commission
Hamed Al Hammami – Director – UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States
Hegazi Idris Ibrahim – Regional Programme Specialist on Basic Education and Literacy – UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States
Khalfan Belhoul – Chief Executive Officer – Dubai Future Foundation
Sami Mohamed Nassar – Dean of the faculty of Education Studies – National Egyptian E-Learning University
Sobhi Tawil – Head of Education Research and Foresight – UNESCO HQ
Sobe Noah Webster – Senior Project Officer in the Future of Learning and Innovation team – UNESCO HQ
Yin Cheong – Professor and Senior Research Fellow – The Education University of Hong Kong


  • Registration is free and Register in advance required.
  • Once you register, a unique join URL will be sent to your email.
  • Follow up UNESCO’s Futures of Education: Learning to Become series webinars, please access here.


  • The working languages of the webinar are Arabic and English. Real-time captions will be provided.

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Arab Regional Webinar – The response of Arab cities to COVID-19 with respect to the provision of youth and adult education and learning

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EN UNESCO GNLC Webinar COVID19 Arab States _FINAL v3

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COVID-19: Virtual knowledge-sharing workshop on distance education programmes using radio and television

Education Response to COVID-19:
Virtual knowledge-sharing workshop on distance education programmes using radio and television

Wednesday, 27 May 2020
11h00-12h30 (Paris time)
12h00-13h30 (Beirut time)

European Broadcasting Union
In the framework of the UNESCO Global Coalition for Education


Kindly notice this workshop will be conducted in English.

For information in Arabic, please refer to this link.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, many countries have adopted the online distance education method to ensure the continuation of education during school closures. However, some 826 million students (50%) who are kept out of schools due to the COVID-19 crisis, do not have access to a computer, about 706 million (43%) lack Internet access and 56 million live in areas not covered by mobile networks.

For many teachers, the lacking digital equipment supply, unstable internet connection, as well as insufficient knowledge to utilise digital tools to conduct teaching activities, also remain as the big challenges.

In light of these technological divides, almost all states have already set up or wish to develop educational broadcasts on mass media such as television and radio to reach learners as many as possible, especially the most vulnerable ones.

In response to this issue, UNESCO and the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) are holding a series of virtual workshops to facilitate knowledge sharing on educational radio and television broadcasts, in the context of school closures during the COVID-19 and beyond.

Educators and professionals in public radio and television, with wide experience in the development and dissemination of educational content through radio and television in diverse contexts.

To facilitate the transmission of the documents of the virtual workshop report, registration in advance is encouraged.

For more information, please kindly check the concept note of this virtual workshop. (English)

Concept Note-EN-Virtual Workshop UNESCO-UBE on Distance Education via RadioTV