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Relief Web

L’éducation en situations d’urgence : une bouée de sauvetage - Analyse du financement en 2023

Pour Educo, l’ESU est un secteur clé, urgent et prioritaire. C’est pourquoi nous travaillons avec les principaux donateurs internationaux tels que ECHO (Union européenne), Education Cannot Wait, INEE, The Resilience Collective, Unicef, et nationaux tels que l’AECID. Nous menons également des actions avec nos partenaires de l’Alliance ChildFund et continuons de rechercher des fonds pour que l’éducation pour toutes et tous soit une réalité

Relief Web

La educación en emergencias: una tabla de salvación, Análisis de la financiación en 2023

Para Educo la EeE es clave, urgente y prioritaria y por ello trabajamos con los principales donantes internacionales como ECHO (Unión Europea), Education Cannot Wait, INEE, The Resilience Collective, Unicef; y nacionales como la AECID. Además, generamos actuaciones con nuestros socios en la Alianza ChildFund y seguimos buscando fondos para hacer realidad la educación para todas y todos.

Relief Web

Education in Emergencies: A lifeline, Funding Analysis for 2023

For Educo, EiE is key, urgent and a priority, and for this reason we work with the main international donors such as ECHO (European Union), Education Cannot Wait, INEE, The Resilience Collective, UNICEF; and national donors such as AECID. In addition, we engage in actions with our partners in the ChildFund Alliance and continue to seek funding to make education for all a reality.

Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies

Leveraging Education for Climate Action: A Breakfast Dialogue

“Children and adolescents in emergency contexts are living at the frontline of the climate crisis,” said Raakhi Williams, Chief, Strategy and Planning, Education Cannot Wait (ECW). “And yet, available funding is vastly outstripped by growing needs. This excellent report provides us with hope – it sets out concrete, innovative and emerging solutions. At ECW we are excited to play our part by launching two new anticipatory action pilots this year to support education actors ‘get ahead’ of climate-related disasters, and to share their learning with the sector.”

UNICEF Moldova

Nadejda found hope in a high school from Cahul

Nadejda, 16, fled to Moldova two years ago with her mother and sisters - Varvara, 10, and Anastasia, 21.

At her current high school, Nadejda and her classmates spend a lot of time in the EDUTech lab, where most lessons are held.

EDUTech lab are learning spaces that provide non-formal and formal education activities, recreational activities such as music, drawing, sports games, chess competitions, Romanian, English, and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) lessons, as well as support for student who connect to the Ukrainian Ministry of Education platforms developed for children who are learning remotely due to the war.

Handicap International

Spotlight on Santina: a young girl finds her way to education in a refugee settlement in Uganda

Santina started studying four years ago in a primary school 2 km from her home. She is now in the fourth year of primary school and loves going to school. "I like writing and reading the most. I also like to play football with my friends, and my friends at school are all girls," she says. However, there are activities that she found difficult, especially those that require the use of both hands, such as manipulating a ruler.

Santina was identified by HI at school through the Education Cannot Wait - First Emergency Response project. Following an assessment, HI provided her with learning materials including books, pens, crayons, puzzles and games to improve her learning skills. She is supported by HI occupational therapists and physiotherapists who guide her in specific exercises to strengthen her limbs and work on supporting bilateral hand use. She will receive a slanting board to help her write at school.

"I am happy because my left hand was weak, but now I can use it," says Santina.

Humanity & Inclusion

Focus sur Santina : une jeune fille trouve le chemin de l'éducation dans un camp de réfugiés en Ouganda

Education cannot wait - First Emergency Response (FER) est mis en œuvre par un consortium d'organisations locales et internationales dans les camps de réfugiés en Ouganda (Nakivale Settlement, Rhino Settlement, Palabek Settlement). Il est financé par Education Cannot Wait, un fonds mondial des Nations Unies pour l'éducation dans les situations d'urgence. HI apporte un soutien technique aux partenaires du consortium en matière d'éducation inclusive, de services de réadaptation physique et fonctionnelle pour les personnes handicapées et de séances de sensibilisation au soutien psychosocial dans les campements et les communautés d'accueil.

Relief Web

ECW-First Emergency Response, Learning Conference Report-By Acted

The devastating August 2022 flood severely impacted education in Pakistan, leading to the destruction of 30,389 schools, with many serving as shelters. The First Emergency Response (FER) 2022 Project, funded by Education Cannot Wait aims to support 82,480 children in some of the worst flood affected districts of Sindh, Balochistan, Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Inter Press Service

Education Either Makes Us or Breaks Us

As the global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises within the United Nations, Education Cannot Wait (ECW), is determined to work with all partners – UN agencies, civil society, Member States, Education Ministries, local communities, teachers, parents and school-aged children – to jointly turn this global education nightmare and its related crises of humanity around.

We are committed to the UN Secretary-General’s new system-wide United Nations Agenda for Protection. We continue to uphold the UN Charter and to defend the Sustainable Development Goals through SDG4 to ensure an inclusive, equitable and continued quality education for all children and adolescents left furthest behind in the darkest corners of the world.

Relief Web

Attacks on education: global challenges and responses

Yasmine Sherif, Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait (ECW), highlighted the worsening trend of attacks on education globally, recalling that schools should be safe places. She shared examples of recent attacks on students and schools in Myanmar, Gaza and North-East Nigeria. “We cannot live in an international world order where attacking a school or abducting girl students have become the new norm,” she said. “I am hopeful that with political pressure we can reverse this trend.”

She also announced a US$500,000 grant to the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA), to strengthen systems to better protect education from attack globally.


Afrique: Éducation sans délai s'entretient avec le Professeur Mohammed Belhocine, Commissaire à l'Éducation, à la Science, à la Technologie et à l'Innovation au sein de l'Union Africaine

En outre, les États membres de l'UA peuvent collaborer avec des partenaires de la société civile, des organisations multilatérales telles que l'UNICEF, l'UNESCO, le PAM, le Partenariat mondial pour l'éducation (GPE) et Éducation Sans Delai, ainsi qu'avec des partenaires financiers multilatéraux ou bilatéraux, afin de mobiliser des ressources pour les programmes d'éducation dans les zones de conflit et les régions touchées par les déplacements et les catastrophes climatiques ; ils peuvent également plaider en faveur d'une attention et d'investissements accrus dans l'éducation en situation de crise lors des forums régionaux et mondiaux, tout en forgeant des partenariats avec les gouvernements, les ONG et les agences internationales afin d'amplifier l'impact et la portée. De nombreux exemples peuvent être tirés de l'ensemble du continent.

«Стратегический план деятельности МОН»: десять замечаний

14 березня на сайті МОН з’явилася новина «Презентували Стратегічний план діяльності МОН Світовому банку та партнерам із розвитку». Цитуємо написане: «13 й 14 березня міністр освіти і науки України Оксен Лісовий та перший заступник міністра освіти і науки Євген Кудрявець зустрілися з партнерами з розвитку: Світовим банком, UNICEF, UNESCO, USAID, United Nations, UN Women Ukraine, Global Partnership for Education, Save the Children, Education Cannot Wait, представниками Японії, Фінляндії, Швеції, Німеччини, Канади, а також компаній Apple, Google та Microsoft». Для міжнародних партнерів ми представили «Стратегічний план діяльності Міністерства освіти і науки України до 2027 року»…»