Education Cannot Wait

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ECW Announces $3 Million Grant to Chad – Part of Sudan Refugee Regional Crisis Response

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Education Must Be Put Front and Centre on the G7 Agenda

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ECW Announces Ambitious New Target for Mental Health & Psychosocial Services

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ECW Executive Director Yasmine Sher

World Leaders Announce Over $826M in Pledges to ECW at High-Level Financing Conference

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#222MillionDreams✨📚 Campaign

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New Grant in Chad
G7 Statement
New MHPSS Target

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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.


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ECW's High-Level
Financing Conference

Co-hosted by ECW and Switzerland, and co-convened with
Colombia, Germany, Niger, Norway and South Sudan.

February 16-17, 2023.
Geneva Switzerland 

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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