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Global South Summit: Education ministers commit to overcome digital divide, address tech infrastructural barriers

Education ministers from countries in the Global South on Friday reiterated their shared commitment to overcome the digital divide for all learners by addressing the barriers to technological infrastructure and work collectively to develop affordable technology ecosystems and learning resources, including in local languages.

During the second edition of the Voice of Global South Summit, hosted by India, the ministers underlined the central role of teachers and education staff all over the world in promoting education and the need to foster an environment, including through capacity building and exchange programmes, that will enable them to thrive in their profession.

The ministers also agreed to encourage collaborative solutions, innovations, sharing of best practices to promote quality teaching, learning and skilling as well as foster academic collaborations among educational institutions and encouraging student and faculty exchange programmes.


---------- From PTI dated 17th November 2023