E9 Countries Digital Learning Initiatives

Digital Learning

Minister of State for Education, Shri Sanjay Dhotre will attend a consultation meeting of Education Ministers of E9 countries on the E9 initiative: Scaling up digital learning to accelerate progress towards SDG4 on 6th April 2021. The consultation is the first of a three-phased process to co-create an initiative on digital learning and skills, targeting marginalized children and youth, especially girls.

The initiative aims to accelerate recovery and advance the Sustainable Development Goal 4 agenda by driving rapid change in education systems in three of the 2020 Global Education Meeting priorities: (i) support to teachers; (ii) investment in skills; and (iii) narrowing of the digital divide.


  • When: Apr 6, 2021, From 1:45 PM To 4:00 PM
  • How: Online
  • Who: Education Ministers of E9 Countries

The consultation will highlight progress and share lessons learned regarding challenges on digital learning and skills.

The UN is spearheading a global initiative on digital learning and skills for all, targeting marginalized children and youth and aiming to close the digital divide and drive rapid change in education systems. This initiative focuses on three of the five priorities of the 2020 Global Education meeting Declaration: supporting teachers; investing in skills; and narrowing the digital divide.

Building on the established partnership of E9 countries allows Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria and Pakistan the opportunity to benefit from this global initiative and accelerate progress on digital learning and skills towards the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Quality Education.

The online meeting will feature the participation of the UN Deputy Secretary-General, UNESCO, UNICEF, Generation Unlimited, the Malala Fund, the World Bank and a number of stakeholder representatives including from the private sector partners of the Global Education Coalition.

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