Friday, 18.06.2021 - Online

Universities and Social Inequalities in the Global South

Higher education can be a key driver of development and a force for social mobility. It can also be a path to overcome inequalities across gender and race by fostering labour market opportunities.


But such outcomes are not automatic. If higher education is not implemented equitably, it has the potential to entrench existing inequalities and create new ones. This problem is not new, but it has taken on renewed importance with the shift to remote learning—for some—during the current Covid-19 pandemic. This event, jointly organized by UNRISD and FES Geneva, explored what this has meant on the ground in several countries in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa.

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