E9 initiative of 'Scaling up digital learning to accelerate progress towards SDG4

  • Category
    International Relations
  • Published
    19th Apr, 2021

Minister of State for Education, Shri Sanjay Dhotre participated in the consultation meeting of Education Ministers of E9 countries on the E9 initiative: Scaling up digital learning to accelerate progress towards SDG4.

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Minister of State for Education, Shri Sanjay Dhotre participated in the consultation meeting of Education Ministers of E9 countries on the E9 initiative: Scaling up digital learning to accelerate progress towards SDG4.

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What is E9?

  • E9 Countries include Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, and Pakistan.
  • It was first established in 1993.
  • Mobilizing the full potential of the E9 Partnership is therefore vital for the achievement of SDG4 – Education 2030.
  • The initiative aims to accelerate recovery and advance the Sustainable Development Goal 4 agenda by driving rapid change in education systems in three of the 2020 Global Education Meeting priorities:
    • support to teachers
    • investment in skills
    • narrowing of the digital divide

Indian initiatives in the education sector

  • India has extensively made use of digital tools to take education to the remotest part of the country:
    • One Nation-One Digital Platform –DIKSHA
    • One Nation-One Channel program of -SWAYAM PRABHA
    • SWAYAM MOOCs
    • radio broadcasting
    • PM e-VIDYA
  • India Government is also setting up National Digital Education Architecture to deliver a ‘digital first’ approach to support teaching and learning.
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