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Regional groups

With nearly 100 countries represented in the TTF, regional groups help to enhance knowledge sharing, best practice and challenges. Regional groups in the Arab States, sub-Saharan Africa, Asia and the Pacific, and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) met for the first time in 2019. Further mechanisms to enhance intra-regional collaboration and synergy with UNESCO and SDG4 Structures are being coordinated by the TTF Secretariat.

New regional spaces are now available in the TTF Member Space.


Virtual regional meetings held during the World Teachers' Day celebration week in October 2020 

Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future

Following from the Regional Meetings initiated in May/June of 2020 (please see the archive information further down on this page) on distance teaching and the return to school, the TTF, with member organizations and partners organized a new series of discussions to coincide with the World Teachers’ Day celebrations. These built on the initial dialogue while also exploring the topic of teacher leadership and its key role in developing effective solutions to address challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and building back resilient education systems.

Read the global concept note here.

The meetings were open to TTF member countries and organizations as well as non-members. TTF focal points, representatives of Ministries of Education, and other relevant education stakeholders working on teachers’ issues in the region were invited to join the meeting.

Anglophone Africa

Event details, concept note, video.

Arab States

Event details, concept note, video in Arabic.


Event details, concept note, video.

Francophone Africa

Event details, concept note, video.

Latin America

Event details, video.


Virtual regional meetings held in May-June 2020

COVID-19 education crisis - Supporting teachers in distance learning and on school reopening

The TTF hosted a series of regional virtual meetings with national and regional stakeholders on education to discuss and learn about the main challenges related to teachers and online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as teacher and teaching issues as schools re-open.

The meetings gathered information about teachers and their challenges and responses to COVID-19 in different countries of the region and share experiences to identify common challenges on teacher issues during this crisis.


Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Caribbean meeting – Wednesday, 6 May 2020
  • Latin America meeting – Friday, 15 May (organised by the UNESCO Santiago Office)

Read the report from the two meetings here.



Tuesday, 26 May at 3.00pm (Bangkok time, GMT+7). More information here.
Read the report here and view the recording here.



  • Anglophone meeting - Thursday, 28 May at 14.00 (Addis time/GMT+3). More information here and recording here.
  • Francophone meeting - Thursday, 4 June at 14.00 (Addis time). More information here.

Read the report from the two meetings here.


Arab States

Wednesday 3 June at 15.00 (Mecca time/GMT +3Hrs.). More information here.
Read the report here and view the recordings in Arabic and English.


Read our summarizing blog on how countries are helping teachers pass the Covid-19 test.