Myanmar COVID-19 National Response and Recovery Plan for the Education Sector (May 2020 – October 2021) – Myanmar

Introduction

In only a few months, COVID-19 has quickly spread all over the world causing major socio-economic disruptions, including in the provision of education and training services. For many countries, this new health crisis is an additional burden on struggling education systems and vulnerable populations, notably in crisis-affected and displacement settings.

Myanmar confirmed its first two official cases of COVID-19 on 23 March 2020. On 31 March 2020, the Committee for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) was formed by President Win Myint to fight the spread of COVID-19 in Myanmar. Prior to this announcement, the Ministry of Education (MoE) called for the closing of all schools, higher education institutions and TVET institutes. The MoE is not currently a member of the Committee established by the President. Myanmar unveiled its COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan (CERP) on 27 April 2020, designed with a set of comprehensive response measures tailored to address the immediate

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As travel restrictions around the world remain in flux, the impact of the global pandemic on tourism and hospitality continues to weigh heavy. Domestic tourism is returning faster than international tourism and is proving to be the critical lifeline for the global travel industry’s recovery.

Domestic Tourism – Recovery Starts at Home features domestic tourism initiatives from around the globe including: Destination New South Wales’ ‘Sydney Playcation’ campaign, France’s #CetÉtéJeVisiteLaFrance (this summer I am visiting France) incentive, Hong Kong’s ‘Holiday at Home’ initiative, Italy’s Bonus Vacanze (Holiday Bonus), Malta’s voucher

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Deputy Secretary-General

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks, as prepared for delivery, at the Global Education Forum, in New York today:

It is a pleasure to join the Forum for its second meeting, albeit virtually. We have come together at yet another truly critical moment for education and for all the Sustainable Development Goals.

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc across the world and has made the task of achieving the Goals even harder than before. This is clearly the case in the area of education. The prescription for suppressing the health crisis has a huge side effect on education, taking millions of children out of school. As the Secretary-General warned last month, without an ambitious global response, a learning crisis could turn into a learning catastrophe.

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Technavio has been monitoring the smart education market and it is poised to grow by USD 117.71 bn during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of almost 19% during the forecast period. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment.

Although the COVID-19 pandemic continues to transform the growth of various industries, the immediate impact of the outbreak is varied. While a few industries will register a drop in demand, numerous others will continue to remain unscathed and show promising growth opportunities. Technavio’s in-depth research has all your needs covered as our research reports include all foreseeable market scenarios, including pre- & post-COVID-19 analysis. Download a Free Sample Report on COVID-19 Impacts

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The global life science software market is expected to register an incremental growth of USD 2.55 billion, witnessing a CAGR of over 7% during 2020-2024, according to the latest market research analysis by Technavio. The report offers a detailed analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the life science software market in optimistic, probable, and pessimistic forecast scenarios.

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Amid the COVID-19 Crisis, the Revaluated and Updated Life Science Software Market Report Says:

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Job growth slowed further last month, the latest sign that the economy’s spring momentum has faded — and a warning that the recovery could go into reverse this fall without further government support.

U.S. employers added 1.4 million jobs in August, the Labor Department said Friday, down from the gains in the three previous months. The slowdown would have been more pronounced without the hiring of nearly a quarter-million temporary census workers.

The report held some good news: The unemployment rate fell by more than expected, to 8.4 percent. In April — when joblessness was the highest since the Great Depression — forecasters at the Congressional Budget Office said unemployment would remain in the double digits well into next year.

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Canadian Colleges & Universities Join Microsoft to Bolster Cloud Skills and Support Economic Recovery

Canada Skills Program delivers training, curriculum and Microsoft Azure credits, enabling students to graduate with in-demand data analytics, AI and cloud certifications

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The Canada Skills program provides opportunities for students to acquire in-demand digital skills and certifications enabling them to graduate with both a Microsoft certification, as well as their institution’s credential. This is phase one of the program; Microsoft will continue to expand to additional institutions and provinces, with the goal of reaching students across Canada. 

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The UK workforce gained a potential 94.2 million training hours earlier this year as entire sectors came to a standstill. As the total number of hours worked plummeted across the country, research collated by Hays Thrive shows a strong link between businesses who took advantage of these training hours and those who expect to recover quickly post-COVID.

This is based on recent ONS data which revealed the total number of hours worked in the UK in June dipped by 8.9% compared to the year before.

Link between business recovery and skills training  

The pandemic has severely impacted 71% of organisations in the UK, but there is a strong link between businesses bounce back and training. According to The Open University, 68% of companies confident in their post-COVID recovery have invested in training during lockdown, while 53% of those who are not confident did not.  

Two-thirds

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