About Us

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Education Cannot Wait (ECW) is the United Nations global, billion-dollar fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises.
Who we are

Who we are

As a global UN fund, ECW works to generate greater shared political, operational and financial commitment to meet the educational needs of the millions of children and adolescents affected by crises, with a focus on more agile, connected and faster response that spans the humanitarian-development continuum to lay the ground for sustainable education systems.

our strategy

Our strategy

ECW was launched to transform the aid system that currently leaves behind millions of the most vulnerable children and youth on the planet. The Fund’s strategy is designed to address the obstacles that have prevented humanitarian and development actors from delivering quality education in humanitarian crises.

Our Governance

ECW’s governance has three levels: the High-Level Steering Group (HLSG), the Executive Committee (ExCom) and the ECW Director.

Accountability

Accountability takes place at different levels and depths of the Fund. In addition to accountability for results for crisis-affected communities reached by ECW programmes, ECW is also accountable to its donors and to affected populations – in line with Accountability to Affected Populations principles and under international humanitarian and human rights law.

Our Partners

The following donors and organisations are members of the ECW High-Level Steering Group. They support ECW through financial contributions, global advocacy and technical assistance. ECW’s investments are possible thanks to the generous and timely contributions of its donors.

The ECW Team

The ECW Secretariat Team is led by Director Yasmine Sherif. ECW Headquarters is in New York City with an additional office in Geneva.

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Bulgaria
Canada
Denmark
Dubai Cares
EU
France
Germany
Global Coalition
INEE
Ireland
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Norway
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Sweden
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UNESCO
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USA

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Human Interest Stories

Go beyond the numbers and get to know the inspiring stories and faces at the heart of ECW results!

 

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Impact & Results

See the impact of ECW’s work to reach the children and adolescents left furthest behind.

 

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Resource Library

Access all ECW reports, programme documents, templates, guidelines, evaluations and more through the Resource Library!