The conference brought together educators, students, entrepreneurs and advocacy groups to discuss how to support young people in the Middle East and other areas.
Organizations that assist entrepreneurs in the Arab region and seek to improve young people’s job prospects face new challenges from the Covid-19 lockdowns.
When it looked like Covid-19 might force it to cancel, the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival got creative. Nearly all its events will go ahead in digital formats.
Exams for students in the final three years of medical training are scheduled in July. With Covid-19 cases on the rise, however, many students are afraid to take them.
The campuses have seen costs rise as they move to online teaching. Meanwhile, they worry that enrollments could drop, with foreign students unable to travel.
Arab researchers have changed gears to find a way to help fight Covid-19 or understand its impact.
While not diminishing the many difficulties in the crash transition to distance learning, many Arab educators also see an upside.
Young people report higher levels of anxiety and depression since the pandemic arrived. Researchers have begun exploring this phenomenon and determining what types of support are needed.
As Covid-19 forces classes to go online, educators need to be more aware of the blind spots surrounding cultural norms that limit some Arab women’s ability to participate.
In the wake of political turmoil, sharp currency devaluation, and economic hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic, Lebanese students are having to quit their education. Universities are slashing budgets and employees just to survive.