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IFC Education Webinar Series: Digital Transformation in Global Higher Education

"A steep learning curve lies ahead for tertiary education institutions as they seek to expand their digital content"

Some two hundred million higher education students in 188 countries have been impacted by campus closures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic over the past year, representing 89 percent of total enrolments. This unprecedented disruption of the educational experience is forcing universities to take bold steps in digital education, while also putting their longstanding business models under severe strain.  

A steep learning curve lies ahead for tertiary education institutions as they seek to expand their digital content. In addition, there is a real risk of a digital divide opening, where better-resourced universities can make the necessary leap forward, but others get left behind. To support universities in emerging markets as they develop, implement and finance digital offerings, IFC, in partnership with Deloitte Consulting, has developed the Digital For Tertiary Education Program—or D4TEP—and is piloting it with four universities.  

To discuss the program and the broader issue, IFC’s Education team invites you to a webinar bringing together two universities participating in the pilots, a representative of the online program management sector, and our D4TEP partner, Deloitte Consulting.

About the Presenters

Raquel Bernal

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Andes University

Edward Roekaert

Rector, Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) (Peru)

Taddy Blecher

Founder and CEO, Maharishi Institute

Dr. Justyna Dymerska

Executive Chairman, Higher Ed Partners 

Madeline Pongor

Senior Consultant, Deloitte Consulting

Alejandro Caballero

Principal Education Specialist, International Finance Corporation (IFC)


Questions Submitted


- Jan 24, 2023
thank you


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- Dec 5, 2021

Mahaman Mourtala

- Oct 29, 2021
Great webinar!


- May 14, 2021


- Mar 13, 2021


- Feb 24, 2021
Very interesting, D4TEP would bridge digital lapses in many developing countries of the world.

Mohammad Nadir

- Feb 17, 2021

Joy Mildred Adhiambo

- Feb 17, 2021
Great discussion


- Feb 15, 2021
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