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The future of education in Africa under COVID-19 - Shared screen with speaker view
Grace Njunge
41:22
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Amref Health Africa
41:25
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Amref Health Africa
42:36
Hello Everyone!!! Welcome again to another exciting conversation. Today is all about EDUCATION!!!
Dr Juliana Kisimbii
43:25
Hallo Everyone
Amref Health Africa
43:45
Welcome Welcome!
Ramatoulaye Diallo
47:06
Hello everybody Ramatoulaye Diallo from Senegal
Dr Juliana Kisimbii
01:05:24
Dr Mwangi, I chair several public schools (4), I need sanitizers, wash tanks, disposal bins and borehole rehabilitation. mobile-0722-411679.
Uzodinma Iweala
01:06:24
who is this “vector projects”... this commentary is some how...
Amref Health Africa
01:06:59
No idea, but we are monitoring
Amref Health Africa
01:07:21
checking the list of registered persons
Dr Juliana Kisimbii
01:12:14
Dr Mwangi, I chair several public schools (4), I need sanitizers, wash tanks, disposal bins and borehole rehabilitation. mobile-0722-411679.
vector projects
01:18:21
Covid won't be the last pandemic. Vehicle emissions in jammed city centres debilitate respiratory resilience; excessive use of anti-biotics are already causing resistance like MRSA. We all noticed the improvements in air quality when the aeroplanes were grounded - we need to heed the warnings of the 1992 climate change Rio summit - Reduce, Re-use, Re-cycle (but we won't)
Nyambura Wanjiru-Korir
01:21:32
Good day, please share link to the article referenced.
Nyambura Wanjiru-Korir
01:21:42
Dr. Wanjiru-Korir in Mombasa
Dr Uzodinma Iweala
01:22:31
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/08/pandemic-appears-have-spared-africa-so-far-scientists-are-struggling-explain-why
Nyambura Wanjiru-Korir
01:22:56
Thank you
Dr Uzodinma Iweala
01:23:06
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/09/22/africa-has-defied-covid-19-nightmare-scenarios-we-shouldnt-be-surprised/
Nyambura Wanjiru-Korir
01:23:36
Thank you
Maria Jose Alcala
01:23:45
thank you to the excellent panelists! are their particular priorities and strategies you are engaging on more specifically to address girls' education particularly give low levels of secondary school completion even before COVID and their higher risks of never returning in its aftermath
Oluyomi Ola-David
01:23:48
Thank you Amref Health Africa and all panellists! I am glad to be here.During a pandemic such as COVID-19 the physical infrastructure of formal institutions of learning for preschoolers and similar age groups are closed.During country lockdowns, there was a shift to household personnel and infrastructure for learning; this emphasises the role of parents and home-based caregivers in the education process. Many working parents may have sentenced their children to several hours of screen time.How can informal learning options such as structured homeschooling be encouraged? What can roles can policymakers and NGOs play in enhancing household infrastructure in Africa?
Renson Nguma
01:24:46
For example in Kenya the students will be going back to school from an environment in which health protocol have been compromised, dropped, relaxed, how sure are we that this will not be the case in the school, how will the schools enforce the protocol if it had even for the police?
Felistus Mbole
01:25:53
Dr. Mwangi: You make a good point about the private sector's need to invest in capital development. How do we address the incentives challenge that undermines this? The fact that businesses want to invest in that which directly benefits them individually and are more oriented to short-term gains rather than the longe-term societal benefits?
vector projects
01:26:05
In 2016 Muhammadu Buhari called for the money laundering capital of the world - London - to return stolen cash. Raila Odinga echoed that in his 2017 Chatham House Speech. Patrick Lumumba has echoed both of them.
Dr Uzodinma Iweala
01:26:19
I think thats because 1.) A lot of the initial efforts behind behavior change (especially re ART) were super racist and based in pseudoscience/ethnography and 2.) the single most important impact in terms of reducing transmission and improving health outcomes around HIV has been access to medication.
Abeba Ayele
01:28:16
How do you see the potential of home schooling in Africa? Shouldn’t we look at it as a potential alternative for those who can do it?
Kevin Mwachiro
01:30:29
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-54418613
dinu a
01:30:36
Looking at Future of Education in Africa... what are your thoughts and contribution to the debate about Decolonising education and research?
vector projects
01:30:54
UK and USA NGOs set up their UN funded projects in Africa, pay no tax, enjoy lavish lifestyles, while they pay their local staff 600 bob / day. It’s a racket. Of course they’ll drain to the miserable UK or the atrophied USA, for the money.
Edwin Macharia
01:31:48
@Pandu: you make a major assumption that African academics are passive and not willing or able to design solutions. Most of the time, the funding for such efforts are defined and driven by outsiders. That has to change
Felistus Mbole
01:33:25
I think the solution to brain drain is creation of the African governments through lack of employment opportunities to engage those great minds - fully concur Amini.
vector projects
01:35:16
Really, POTUS Kamala Harris will keep the gates locked?
Dr Juliana Kisimbii
01:36:40
The solution to brain drain is creating. a conducive environment, where, diaspora graduate and locally graduated elite, find jobs. Brain drain in Africa will continue as long as we do not address the job market issue and opportunities for young graduates ......I came back from Paros, France in 2009, I succeeded in a very difficult and complicated job market because I was sitting, very aggressive and fearless. The rest of the youth, have given up, give them and create for them, a platform to thrive
Dr Lydiah Bosire
01:38:35
Mismatch of talent with opportunity is the key challenge : very important point.
vector projects
01:38:37
Kenya is a participant of SACMEQ , because its a condition of World Bank funding.
Dr Githinji Gitahi
01:39:30
Thanks Dr James Mwangi for highlighting Digital Inclusion
Dr Juliana Kisimbii
01:39:49
Dr Mwangi, I chair several public schools (4), I need sanitizers, wash tanks, disposal bins and borehole rehabilitation. mobile-0722-411679.
vector projects
01:40:25
Amini, thats true everywhere! Isn’t the point the indigenisation of education, and the emancipation from European curriculum?
Dr Juliana Kisimbii
01:40:40
The solution to brain drain is creating. a conducive environment, where, diaspora graduate and locally graduated elite, find jobs. Brain drain in Africa will continue as long as we do not address the job market issue and opportunities for young graduates ......I came back from Paros, France in 2009, I succeeded in a very difficult and complicated job market because I was sitting, very aggressive and fearless. The rest of the youth, have given up, give them and create for them, a platform to thrive
Dr Juliana Kisimbii
01:41:45
Merci beaucoup
Amini Kajunju
01:42:08
thank you
Dr Juliana Kisimbii
01:42:09
please invite me for the next webinar
Amref Health Africa
01:42:09
Thank you thank you!!! See you on November 5th!
Dr Githinji Gitahi
01:42:22
I am threatened and might retire soon! Great moderation Lydiah and Edwin
Jane Gitahi
01:42:26
Thank You