The State of Education Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact, Policy Suggestions, and the Way Forward towards New India@2047
IMPRI Distinguished Lecture by Dr Madhav Chavan on The State of Education Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact, Policy Suggestions, and the Way Forward towards New India@2047.
The State of Education Amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic:
Impact, Policy Suggestions and the Way Forward towards New India@2047
Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date: February 5, 2021; Friday
Time: 5:00 PM IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live
Dr Madhav Chavan, Co-Founder, Board Member and Former CEO, Pratham; Social Activist and Entrepreneur
Dr Madhav Chavan moved from the field of chemistry to the field of literacy a few years after his return to India after having acquired a Ph. D. and some post-doctoral experience in the United States.
He worked in the field of adult literacy from 1989 to 1994, inspired by the National Literacy Mission launched by late Mr. Rajiv Gandhi, then Prime Minister of India. In 1994, UNICEF in Mumbai put him in charge of creating a ‘societal mission’ to universalize primary education in the city of Mumbai. As a result, he co-founded Pratham, which started in 1994-95 as a Mumbai-based organization and has now grown to be one of India’s largest NGOs.
Pratham works across the country with millions of children every year, focusing on basic learning outcomes including reading and math. Its flagship programs, Read India and the Annual Status of Education Report, have earned the organization a reputation as a pedagogy and advocacy innovator that has influenced policy and practice at the national and international level. He stepped down as CEO of Pratham Education Foundation, but remains on its Board, and actively leads the new experimentation in use of technology for education.
Dr Chavan has been personally recognized for his work with the WISE Prize and The Skoll Award for social entrepreneurship, among other honors. His organization, Pratham, has received the Kravis Prize for Leadership, the BBVA Frontiers of Knowledge Award for developmental work, and the LUI Che Woo Prize for positive energy.
Dr Swati Jha, Program Director for the Learning & Migration Program (LAMP), American India Foundation (AIF)
Prof Saumen Chattopadhyay, Professor, Zakir Husain Centre for Educational Studies, School of Social Science, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Ms Huma Masood, National Programme Officer, Gender and Education, UNESCO, New Delhi
Ms Chitra Jayanty, Executive Director, Janyaa
Dr Simi Mehta,CEO & Editorial Director, IMPRI
About the Talk
A brief note on the talk can be accessed here.
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