Webinar Series on How Transformative Pedagogy and Fostering Ethical Reflections Can Support Teachers during Covid-19 for Resilience and Prevention of Violent Extremism

Close to 90% of the world’s schoolchildren are not attending school at present and are being confined at home and places of shelter. While the education sector has responded to school closures by setting up online learning spaces and other innovative practices to support home-schooling, half of all students of the world are currently out of the classroom without access to a computer, and more than 40 per cent of children have no internet access at home.  Many children are being left behind with increasing disparities in access to education and learning, compromising their safety and well-being.

In this context, IICBA organized webinar series on “How Transformative Pedagogy and Fostering Ethical Reflections Can Support Teachers during Covid-19 for Resilience and Prevention of Violent Extremism (PVE)” which comprise four sessions. This online event is part of the “Peace and Resilience Building and Prevention of Violent Extremism in Africa through Teacher Development” project led by IICBA and supported by The Government of Japan. The project builds upon lessons learned from the “Teacher Training and Development for Peace Building’’ project implemented in the Horn of Africa in 2017 and in the Sahel region in 2018.

The overarching objective of the webinar series was to provide recommendations for educators to continue addressing the needs for peace and resilience building and PVE in the current context. Moreover, it aimed to discuss the impact on education and resilience of children and young people, ethical challenges arising in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic in an interconnected world, and how we can respond to the crisis. During each session, around 60 participants attended the events including teachers, teacher educators, education researchers, government and non government agents responsible for teacher development and management and learning in primary and secondary schools, representatives of partner organizations, and UNESCO colleagues.

Based on the webinar series, IICBA is preparing a module which will be ready to be uploaded on the website.


The recordings and presentations of the webinar series are available below:

How can educators respond to the learning needs of children, including fostering resilience and ensuring their well-being during the COVID-19 Pandemic (13 May, 2020)

Keynote by Ms. Ann Therese Ndong-Jatta Director UNESCO Regional Oce for Eastern Africa

My Experience related to COVID 19 as a teacher, (Peter Tabichi, Teacher from Kenya, Winner of the 2019 Global Teacher Prize)

How can we as educators respond to the COVID 19 challenges to ensure the well being of children and youth? (Maria Lucia Uribe, Director, Arigatou, International Geneva)

Recording of the webinar


Le rôle des enseignants pendant la crise liée au COVID-19 et comment la pédagogie transformationnelle peut soutenir les besoins d'apprentissage pendant et après la pandémie (mai 20 2020)

Enseigner à l’ère de Covid 19, Nora Tairi Inspectrice Centrale de la Pédagogie Ministère de l’Education – Algérie

Pédagogie transformationnelle et besoins d’enseignement-apprentissage persistants et/ou émergents avec la pandémie du COVID-19, Boubacar NIANE

La pédagogie transformationnelle pour soutenir les besoins d'apprentissage pendant et après la pandémie, Eleonora Mura, Arigatou International Geneva

L'enregistrement du webinaire


UNESCO IICBA WEBINAR: How transformative pedagogy can respond to learning needs during the COVID-19 and support the wellbeing and resilience of children during and after the pandemic?  (27 May, 2020)


Keynote, Dr. Yumiko Yokozeki, Director of UNESCO IICBA

Transformative Pedagogy: Ethics Education for Children, Vera Leal, Ethics Education for Children - Arigatou International

Exprience : Somalia and Transformative Pedogogy

TRANSFORMATIVE PEDAGOGY Responding to learning needs during COVID 19 CRISISPresenter, Mary Kangethe, KNATCOM

Recording of the webinar


The COVID-19 Pandemic and the ethical challenges for children and youth (03 June, 2020)


Empowering learners to be ethical beings through education amid COVID-19 crisis, Anne Waichinga, World Vision Kenya

Agency of the Child. Ethics Education for Children.  Suchith Abeyewickreme, Arigatou International

Recording of the webinar