Supporting Education with Digital Bridges – BACKUP Initiative
The German BACKUP Initiative – Education in Africa (BACKUP Initiative) supports African partner countries in implementing digital solutions to improve the quality and continuity of education services, especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. The services provided are based on financial support and advice, technical advice and the support of regional and global networking. Ministries, national civil society organisations and regional networks can apply for funding.
This project is part of the EU Action "EU digital solutions to strengthen the resilience of education and health systems to COVID-19 in the Eastern, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Region", which was launched in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The action is co-funded by the European Union (EU) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and is jointly implemented by Enabel (with a focus on TVET and health) and GIZ (with a focus on education) in the context of Team Europe.