Education Cannot Wait Wins Prestigious SIIA EXCEL Award for its Website
Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the United Nations global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, is proud to announce that it has been honored with the esteemed SIIA EXCEL Award for the redesign of its official website. This recognition highlights ECW's commitment to excellence and leadership in the industry, showcasing its dedication to providing quality education for children affected by crises worldwide.
The EXCEL Awards, presented by the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA), are widely recognized as a benchmark for excellence and leadership in the field of media, publishing, marketing, and communication. Each year, the EXCEL Awards celebrate organizations that have demonstrated outstanding editorial and design achievements.
ECW's website won the bronze in the category of web redesign at the EXCEL Award Gala ceremony held in Washington DC. ECW’s website redesign project was carried out in collaboration with Vardot, a leading global web solutions provider, and aimed to enhance the user experience and accessibility of the platform. The revamped website provides a seamless and intuitive experience for stakeholders, including donors, partners, and advocates, enabling them to access critical information about ECW's work and contribute to the global movement for education in emergencies.
"We are thrilled to receive the Excel SIIA Award for our website redesign," said Yasmine Sherif, Executive Director of Education Cannot Wait. "This recognition is a testament to the tireless efforts of our team and the expertise of our partners at Vardot. We believe that every child, regardless of their circumstances, deserves access to quality education, and this award reinforces our commitment to making that vision a reality."
The redesigned ECW website features an intuitive interface, visually engaging content, and streamlined navigation, ensuring that visitors can easily find information about ECW's investments, country programmes, impact stories, news and updates, and ways to get involved. The website's responsive design guarantees a seamless experience across various devices, enabling users to access essential resources on education in emergencies anytime, anywhere.
ECW remains dedicated to addressing the urgent needs of children and youth affected by armed conflicts, forced displacement, climate-induced disasters, and other emergencies and protracted crises. Through its partnership with Vardot, the organization has successfully transformed its online presence, reflecting its mission to mobilize resources and political commitment to meet the needs of the millions of children and youth affected by crises, with a focus on more agile, connected and faster responses that lay the ground for sustainable education systems.