Supporting Learning Continuity Following the 2022 Pakistan Floods

In June 2022, Pakistan’s monsoon season, exacerbated by climate change, triggered the worst flooding in recent history, which has killed more than 1,700 people. As the waters receded, the broader implications for children emerged, including the impact on the education of 3.5 million children.

New research from EdTech Hub explores the education response to climate emergencies following the floods, and highlights the importance of utilising existing, more accessible technologies to ensure learning continuity.

The preliminary findings and recommendations from this project can be read here, or you can read the blog on our findings here. The extended version of the report will be released early 2023.

The Impact of the Pakistan Floods on Learning

How does EdTech fit in when people are fighting for their livelihoods?

‘“Alternative modalities should only be introduced if they, one, help teachers bring quality delivery to scale, and two, do not overburden communities. But given education in climate emergencies remains an area of ‘non-knowledge’, we need to work together – the Government, development partners, researchers, and communities alike – to respond now and to build back better for any future emergency”

– Haani Mazari, Country lead (EdTech Hub)

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Preliminary Insights on Supporting Learning Continuity Following the 2022 Pakistan Floods
To what extent and when is it feasible to use technology to support learning during climates emergencies in Pakistan?

Further Resources

Within this report, Save the Children offers guidelines on the ethical use of EdTech in emergencies.

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The aim of the Handbook is:

  1. To enhance the quality of educational preparedness, response and recovery;
  2. To increase access to safe and relevant learning opportunities for all learners, regardless of their age, gender or abilities; and
  3. To ensure accountability and strong coordination in the provision of education in emergencies through to recovery.

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