Digital transformation for more educational justice

Education is a human right and should be accessible to all. But what if the next school is kilometres away? Digital education formats can overcome obstacles like this and be a force for inclusion – rather than continuing exclusion.

Almost 260 million children and young people worldwide have limited or no access to schooling due to poor infrastructure and financial hurdles. Particularly in the Global South, education usually ends at primary school level – girls and young women, in particular, are significantly less likely to attend secondary school.

Digital education formats can provide a solution. They help make education possible in rural areas, tailor teaching to the needs of different target groups, achieve higher-quality education and connect learners around the world. This is only possible if people have reliable, secure, affordable and resource-friendly internet access and the opportunity to develop digital skills. BMZ promotes various measures designed to integrate education and digitalisation at different levels:



The digital learning platform offers people in partner countries of German development cooperation precisely the sort of knowledge building blocks, guidance and learning materials that are needed locally. Digital learning with atingi gives young people the opportunity to harness their own potential, gain new skills and substantially improve their chances on the local labour market.

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Unlocking Talents

by the KfW Development Bank promotes e-learning in Malawi. For one hour per week, students of the second grade can visit a learning center and learn via tablet: calculations, classification of objects or the writingof letters.


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BMZ supports the G20 initiative #eSkills4Girls, which works to overcome the digital divide between the genders, particularly in low-income and developing countries. The goal of this initiative is to improve access to the digital world for women and girls, and to promote education and employment opportunities in this area.

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This digital marketplace offers young people free online and offline services to build their skills, get involved in social projects and find employment. The multi-stakeholder project is being implemented by various partners on behalf of BMZ and the European Commission.

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