Online teaching and learning in this period of the COVID-19 pandemic would have remained a far-fetched dream for some Somali universities if it were not for the timely intervention of the Somali Research and Education Network.
The academic communities in Portugal have rapidly taken up distance learning services due to the COVID-19 epidemic. Over very short time, the number of daily users has risen from just below 2,000 to more than 60,000.
The global network of interconnected National Research and Education Networks is boosting international capacity where needed as part of the global rapid response to the recent novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
Fishery management experts from The Arctic University of Norway are teaching Somali students how to exploit their marine resources. The teaching collaboration features interactive live lectures allowing for two-way communication, questions and discussions.