Solutions to Mitigate Learning Losses due to COVID-19 Pandemic and Economic Crisis

Series: Serendipity Knowledge Program for Sri Lanka 2022

Solutions to Mitigate Learning Losses due to COVID-19 Pandemic and Economic Crisis

10 June 2022

Serendipity Knowledge Program is an ADB platform dedicated to identifying knowledge solutions for Sri Lanka’s development challenges. Serendib is one of Sri Lanka’s ancient names, and serendipity refers to a fortunate finding, which is a common occurrence throughout product invention and scientific discovery history. ADB established this new knowledge program in 2021 in line with its vision as a knowledge solutions bank.

Due to the extended school closures imposed by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, Asia and the Pacific region, including Sri Lanka, face substantial learning and earning losses. The ongoing economic crisis also disrupts schooling in Sri Lanka. The country needs to explore ways to mitigate these losses and transform the delivery of education services.

This Serendipity Knowledge Program provided a platform to explore practical ways to enhance human capital in Sri Lanka by presenting the latest estimates of COVID-19 impact on education. It discussed effective solutions to mitigate learning losses, capitalize on online education, and scale innovative practices to mitigate the learning crisis.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
10 Jun 2022 Opening Welcome Remarks Susann Roth
10 Jun 2022 Opening Opening Remarks Albert Park
10 Jun 2022 Keynote Address Solutions to Mitigate Learning Losses due to the COVID-19 Pandemic and Economic Crisis in Sri Lanka
This presentation gives an overview of the condition of Sri Lanka's education system and the economic impact of learning losses.
Hettige Don Karunaratne
10 Jun 2022 COVID-19 Impact on Education - Female and the Poor The cost of COVID-19 school closures in Sri Lanka
This presentation gives an overview of the effect of school closures in Sri Lanka and how effective strategies can help in recovering learning losses.
Rhea Molato-Gayares
10 Jun 2022 COVID-19 Impact on Education - Female and the Poor COVID-19 Impact on TVET and Online Higher Education
This presentation gives an overview of the impact of the pandemic in Sri Lanka's technical trainingand students on higher education.
Ryotaro Hayashi
10 Jun 2022 Panel Discussion on Solutions to Mitigate Learning Losses Sunil Jayantha Nawarathna
10 Jun 2022 Panel Discussion on Solutions to Mitigate Learning Losses Bani Chandrasena
10 Jun 2022 Panel Discussion on Solutions to Mitigate Learning Losses Double Burden in the Recovery
This presentation gives an overview of the substantial learning loss in Sri Lanka and effective interventions to gain these losses.
Yasuyuki Sawada
10 Jun 2022 Panel Discussion on Solutions to Mitigate Learning Losses Learning from ICE Institute Indonesia
This presentation gives an overview of the online learning system in ICE Institute.
Paulina Pannen
10 Jun 2022 Panel Discussion on Solutions to Mitigate Learning Losses Leena Krokfors
10 Jun 2022 Panel Discussion on Solutions to Mitigate Learning Losses Question and Answers
10 Jun 2022 Closing Closing Remarks A. Kumarasiri
Brajesh Panth

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