Education Cannot Wait

Girl in Pakistan

222 Million Dreams✨📚: A Case for Investment 2023-2026

Read ECW's Case for Investment
ECW Director Yasmine Sherif at UN's Transforming Education Summit

Transforming Education, Transforming the World

Read Full Statement
Annual Results Report cover

ECW's New 2021 Annual Results Report

Access the microsite
Global Citizen poster

ECW Proud to Support Global Citizen Festival 2022

Read more
Girl writing on wall

#222MillionDreams✨📚 Campaign

Join the campaign
Case for Investment
ECW Director's Statement
Annual Results Report 2021
Global Citizen Festival

Stay up to date. Join our Newsletter.

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

Where We Work

Where We Work

News & Stories

Girl smiling holding a pencil

Make an Impact. Donate Today.


Join the Protect Education in Emergencies Now! Campaign

RT @FCDOEducation: 📺 The UK is a leading donor to @EduCannotWait, the global fund for education in emergencies. @AliciaH_1 has just visited their work on the Colombia - Venezuela border. Hear more...

Education helps to shape children's minds and hearts, changing social norms and attitudes. Gender-responsive frameworks must ensure girls are empowered to think independently, to speak out, and to be strong and free.

ECW Director, Yasmine Sherif