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
An ECW-supported programme, delivered by UNHCR, is improving literacy rates and learning outcomes for refugees in Chad
Co-hosted by ECW and Switzerland, and co-convened with
Colombia, Germany, Niger, Norway and South Sudan.