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G20 Education Working Group 2023 to focus on areas for an inclusive, equitable, relevant and quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all

G20 EWG 2023 to be held in Chennai on 1st and 2nd February

Posted On: 29 JAN 2023 4:18PM by PIB Chennai

The first meeting of G20 Education Working Group (G20 EWG) 2023 would take place in Chennai on 1st and 2nd February.  During the two days of deliberations the EWG will focus on areas to ensure inclusive, equitable, relevant and quality education and lifelong learning opportunities for all, within the theme of “One Earth, One Family, One Future”.


India proposes to build on and carry forward the deliberations held under past presidencies and address the problems that are preventing the full transformational potential of education from being realized. In line with this spirit priority areas have been identified for deliberation that will serve to:

  1. Identify and address major problems that is being encountered by learners across the   world, preventing education from becoming an effective tool for improving lives;
  2. Help build on the strengths acquired during the past years, especially the use of technology in education;
  3. Enable a relook at the teaching and learning methods, contents, curricula, pedagogies, assessment and more, so that education can be made more relevant for the capacities and skills required in the 21st century and to ensure that education prepares learners of all ages and throughout life to address contemporary challenges;
  4. Encourage collaboration between people, industries and societies in the quest for widening the horizons of knowledge and using it for the good of humankind.


In line with the above approach the following four priority issues have been identified for deliberation in the G20 Education Working Group meet:

  1. Ensuring Foundational Literacy and Numeracy especially in context of blended learning
  2. Making Tech-enabled learning more inclusive, qualitative and collaborative at every level
  3. Building Capacities, promoting Life-long Learning in the context of Future of Work
  4. Strengthening Research, promoting Innovation through richer collaboration and partnerships


Past Education Working Groups

The Education Working Groups under the past G20 presidencies have focused on strengthening educational systems by making them more inclusive, accessible, and innovative.   Themes like educational poverty, universal quality education, continuity of learning in times of  crises, supporting teachers have accordingly been discussed under the previous presidencies. The Education Working Group has also discussed use of technology for educational continuity  and universal access, addressing challenges of digital divide, impact on early learners, and  issues of data privacy, cyber safety and responsible use of technology. The earlier presidencies  have also discussed issues related to the changing nature of work and the need to build  capacities in response to this by reorienting, reimagining and rebuilding education and skilling ecosystem. G20 members have shared their experiences of dealing with disruptions and  learning losses by adoption of innovative methods of teaching-learning especially during the Covid19 pandemic.


With India taking the Presidency of 2023 G20 summit, it aims to work together with G20 countries to bridge gaps in quality education and skilling. The theme of 2023 G20 summit ‘One Earth One Family One Future’, resonates with India’s ancient belief that the world is one family: in order to find solutions to the common challenges that the planet is facing, we must envision and act together, including in education.


Key events associated with G20 Education Working Group in 2023






Seminar on ‘Role of Digital Technology in Education’


31st January 2023

Research Park, IIT Madras, Chennai


1st Meeting of the G20 EdWG

1-2nd February 2023

Chennai, Tamil Nadu


Seminar on ‘Strengthening Research Collaboration’


15th March 2023

Amritsar, Punjab


2nd Meeting of the G20 EdWG

16-17th March 2023

Amritsar, Punjab


Seminar on Building Capacities,

promoting Life-Long Learning in context of Future of Work


24th April 2023

Bhubaneswar, Odisha


3rd Meeting of the G20 EdWG

25-27th April 2023

Bhubaneswar, Odisha


Seminar on Ensuring Foundational Literacy and Numeracy


19th June 2023

Pune, Maharashtra



4th Meeting of the G20 EdWG

20th-21st  June 2023

Pune, Maharashtra


Meeting of G20 Education Ministers

22nd June 2023

Pune, Maharashtra
































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