Digitalization, the future of work and the teaching profession


In November 2019, the ILO and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) launched a research initiative to examine how digital technologies are impacting learning and the work of educators in Africa. The initiative – Digitalization, the future of work and the teaching profession – was developed to understand how education systems have been impacted and are responding to rapid transformations in the world of work, primarily as a result of technological advancements. It focused on five countries in Eastern Africa – Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania – and examined the period before and the early responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, producing ten studies as well as a synthesis report. The initiative draws on the ILO Centenary Declaration for the Future of Work, 2019 and principles of the ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, 1966.

  Digitalization in teaching and education in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania


Country studies
Country studies in the
context of COVID-19

Contact

- Nikolina Postic, Technical Officer, postic(at)ilo.org
- Oliver Liang, Head of Public and Private Services Unit, liang(at)ilo.org
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