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New webinar series “Learning Cities’ COVID-19 recovery: from research to practice”

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  • Date: 17 June 2020 to 18 November 2020
  • Where: (Germany)

The COVID-19 pandemic has clearly demonstrated that cities’ resilience is key to tackling crisis situations. Learning cities such as those engaged in the UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities need to be able to cushion shocks and persistent structural changes in such a way that learning continues, the well-being of citizens is preserved and no one is left behind. But how are resilient learning cities built?

Taking stock of the previous and ongoing webinar series UNESCO Learning Cities’ response to COVID-19, this new webinar cycle addresses this question by highlighting challenging aspects of learning city development, drawing on recent research and development. Starting on 17 June 2020, five webinars focus on topics such as inclusion, learning outcomes measurement, planning and evaluation, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), education for sustainable development and learning for health and well-being.

The webinar series demonstrates the practical application of successful approaches in learning cities to address the above issues by offering a conceptual and analytical dialogue. In so doing, the intention is to build learning cities’ capacity to take forward their own responses and approaches to the challenges they face.

This new webinar series is jointly organized by the PASCAL International Observatory and the UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning. The series addresses city representatives, university networks, academia, practitioners and further interested stakeholders. The dates and topics are as follows:

17 June 2020

The challenge of inclusion in learning cities, building on the work of the fourth International Conference on Learning Cities

13:00–14:30, Central European Time 
Agenda
Webinar recording
Summary

Opening address
Mr Mike Osborne Professor of Adult and Lifelong Learning. Director of Research, School of Education,  University of Glasgow and Director of PASCAL

UNESCO learning city of Medellin, Colombia
Ms Alexandra Agudelo Ruiz, Secretary of Education

UNESCO learning city of Mantes-la-Jolie, France
Ms Aminata Diawara, Officer-in-charge Learning City

UNESCO learning city of Melton City, Australia
Ms Cassandra Connelly,  Lifelong Learning Projects Office


8 July 2020

The challenge of measurement, planning and evaluation in learning cities

13:00–14:30 Central European Time
Agenda
Webinar recording
Summary

Planning for achieving SDG4 at city level: Findings from An IIEP-UNESCO research project
Candy Lugaz, Research Coordinator, International Institute for Educational Planning (IIEP) UNESCO

UNESCO learning city of Goyang, Republic of Korea
Mr Jaejoon Lee, Mayor of Goyang, Mr Hoseok Kim, Lifelong Educator

City of Huye, Rwanda
Mr Ange Sebutege, Mayor of Huye

Transition to Urbanisation
Mr Pierre Claver Rutayisire, Applied Statistics Department, University of Rwanda

UNESCO learning city of Huejotzingo, Mexico
Ms Angélica Patricia Alvarado Juárez, Mayor of Huejotzingo


16 September 2020

The challenge of developing the role of TVET, business learning, and entrepreneurship in learning cities

13:00–14:30 Central European Time
Agenda

UIL/PASCAL Webinar: The challenge of developing the role of TVET
Fabien Adeyemi Farinan, City of Cotonou-Benin

Entrepreneurial learning in VET
Olena Bekh, Senior Specialist in Human Capital Development, European Training Foundation (ETF), Turin

Fostering Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship
Miki Nozawa, UNESCO-UNEVOC


30 September 2020

The challenge of community-based participatory research & learning cities

13:00–14:30,Central European Time

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xNfKFFN8Ro-Y1E2SpXkN9Q

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.

 

21 October 2020

The challenge of Education for Sustainable Development

13:00–14:30,Central European Time

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tS7VzP5wRgW0aVmOltGO8A

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.

 

18 November 2020

The challenge of Health and Well-being in learning cities

13:00–14:30 Central European Time

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0rJRACG3SrCZ_Rg0YCBtgw

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.

 

More information

Strategy of the UNESCO GNLC

Medellín Manifesto

UNESCO Global Network of Learning Cities

Outcomes of the webinar series UNESCO Learning Cities’ response to COVID-19

Video interviews with mayors and further representatives of UNESCO learning cities about their response to COVID-19

  • Language of event: English

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