Who are at higher levels of backwardness and vulnerability, so that they can successfully resume their learning rhythm and avoid, at all costs, their educational exclusion. Many times, well-managed crises can become opportunities and levers of change. COVID- is no exception. The pandemic has accelerated certain processes that had been necessary for a long time but had not fully matured. In our next post, we will see how and under what circumstances we can turn this crisis into an impetus to take that great leap towards the future that our educational systems need. Stay tuned for the second part of this post Putting education in its rightful place, in which we will talk about the future of education in Latin America, how to take advantage of this untimely rain to lay the roots of a new education that , this time yes, takes us directly into the future.

About Leonardo Garnier Special advisor to the

Secretary General of the United Nations for the “Transforming Education Summit”. He has a degree in Economic Sciences from the University of Costa Rica and a doctorate in Economics from the New School for Social Research in New York. He is a professor at the University of Costa Rica, where he has worked as a professor at the School of Economics, and a researcher at the Institute for Research in Economic Sciences. He has been a university professor since and has held various positions in the Costa Rican public sector. He served as Minister of Public Education of Costa Rica and was Minister of National Planning and Economic Policy.

He has worked as a professor for the

Central American Master’s Degree in Economic Policy at the International Center for Economic Policy (CINPE) and as an advisor for the Víctor Sanabria Chair, both at the National University. He works as a consultant on economic policy, social policy and public management issues for various international organizations such as the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the World Bank (IBRD), the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and, especially, for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). He was a member of the Scientific Council of the Latin American Center for Development Administration (CLAD).resilience in the face of increased crime and violence.

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