This is the new skills gap for young people in the age of COVID-19

Students of the faculty of sport sciences at Universite Cote d'Azur wearing protective masks to avoid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), attend a class in an auditorium, as French universities struggle to contain outbreaks at the beginning of the school year in Nice, France, September 24, 2020.  Picture taken  September 24, 2020.    REUTERS/Eric Gaillard - RC219J9XLK2L

How can policy-makers and educators transform how we think about learning in the wake of COVID-19? Image: REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

Tsega Belachew
Youth and Economic Opportunities Advisor, IREX
Rachel Surkin
Senior Technical Advisor, IREX
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