who we are
Transforming the Landscape of Global Education
Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises. We support and protect holistic learning outcomes – so no one is left behind.
ECW works through the multilateral system to both increase the speed of responses in crises and connect immediate relief and longer-term interventions through multi-year programming. ECW works in close partnership with governments, public and private donors, UN agencies, civil society organizations, and other humanitarian and development aid actors to increase efficiencies and end siloed responses.
Our global Reach
Number of Crisis-Impacted Children in Need of Education Support Rises Significantly: Education Cannot Wait Issues New Global Estimates Study
Armed conflicts, forced displacement, climate change and other crises increased the number of crisis-impacted children in need of urgent quality education to 224...
07 June 2023
Education Cannot Wait Interviews United Nations Resident Coordinator in Colombia Mireia Villar Forner
Mireia Villar Forner is the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Colombia. Ms. Villar Forner brings more than 25 years of experience, which she...
05 June 2023
ECW Executive Director Yasmine Sherif Statement on International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression 4 June 2023, New York – Children are...
04 June 2023
Co-hosted by ECW and Switzerland, and co-convened with
Colombia, Germany, Niger, Norway and South Sudan.