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PODCAST: Time to transform education

PODCAST: Time to transform education


The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on education are severe and will only be fully understood in the years to come, says Costa Rica’s former education minister, Leonardo Garnier.

Mr. Garnier is the Special Advisor to the Transforming Education Summit, which takes place during the opening days of the 77th session of the General Assembly.

On this week’s episode of The Lid Is On, Conor Lennon sits down with the Special Advisor to find out why the UN is putting such a focus on education, amid so many competing global issues and crises, and how lessons can be learned from a previous education crisis, in the 1980s.

Music: Ketsa, Within the Earth

Audio Credit
UN News/ Conor Lennon
Photo Credit
© UNICEF/Malumbo Simwaka