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The Punch

UNICEF gifts 125 Adamawa schools teaching aids, promotes girlchild education

While speaking in Yola on Friday during the flaggoff of the distribution of instructional materials and school games facilities, Mr. Joel Jutum, UNICEF Education Consultant Bauchi field office, said that the investment of his organisation in education, especially in the North-east is to ensure that all children return to school after the insurgency experience witnessed in the area.

Jutum added, “UNICEF in partnership with our generous donors, including the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, Global Partnership for Education, Education Cannot Wait.

GPE

Financing for education in crisis: Where do we stand?

Noting that political support and policy commitments are fundamental to securing funding for education in emergencies, education funds such as GPE and Education Cannot Wait (ECW) are critical. Not only do they serve as catalysts for more funding, but they can also bridge the gap between humanitarian and development assistance through coordination at the global and country level.

Relief Web

Joint Statement by Germany and the World Bank on Strengthening Education and Skills Development in the Sahel

At present, the World Bank’s portfolio in support of education opportunities in the Sahel is significant and includes US$1,635 million in national and regional projects specifically targeted at addressing key gaps in the education and skills development sectors. This engagement also builds on the Sahel Education White Paper, a comprehensive analysis of the education sector in the Sahel and the Regional Education Strategy for Western and Central Africa. Germany supports basic education through multilateral funds such as Education Cannot Wait (ECW) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE). Since 2017 Germany has contributed €328,8 million to ECW and is the largest donor of the fund. With a contribution of €321 million for the years 2021-2026, Germany is the fourth largest donor of GPE in its current strategic phase (2021-2025).

Business Today

Education for the Future: Enhancing Youth Skills Fosters Peace and Development Worldwide

The key will be focusing on skills training fit for the 21st century. But it must start from early childhood education and continue all the way to secondary school and university. And it must include holistic supports such as school feeding, vocational training, catch-up classes and mental health and psychosocial support. These are essential in equipping today's youth with the skills they need to thrive in this changing economy.  

Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises within the United Nations, is one of the world's few multilateral funds to include youth representation in our governance structure. These young leaders were the catalysts behind our new #Youth4ECW campaign, which is activating youth networks worldwide to call for increased opportunities for today's young people.

Sudan Daily News

Education Cannot Wait Announces US$5 Million Grant in Response to ‘Super El Niño’ Floods in Somalia, ECW Funding in Somalia Tops US$40 Million

Somalia sits on the frontlines of the global climate crisis. Last year, a ‘Super El Niño’ event caused widespread flooding across the country, impacting over 2.5 million people. Recent heavy rains have made matters even worse.

To provide children and adolescents access to quality education, enhance preparedness and create an anticipatory action framework ahead of future climate hazards, Education Cannot Wait (ECW) announced today a US$5 Million First Emergency Response package that will be delivered across two phases over 18 months by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), in collaboration with local and international partners.

Inclusion International

Working together for inclusive education in emergencies in Niger

This blog post talks about an important project funded by Education Cannot Wait (ECW). The project is called “Accelerating quality inclusive equitable education in emergency for girls and boys with disabilities through partnerships with OPDs, including pilot interventions in Niger and Colombia.”

The project supports national organisations of persons with disabilities (OPDs) to promote inclusive education during emergencies. The project is led by Inclusion International and the International Disability Alliance (IDA).

Informazione

Education for the Future: Enhancing Youth Skills Fosters Peace and Development Worldwide

Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises within the United Nations, is one of the world's few multilateral funds to include youth representation in our governance structure. These young leaders were the catalysts behind our new #Youth4ECW campaign, which is activating youth networks worldwide to call for increased opportunities for today's young people.

Forbes

An On-Ramp To Education For Out-Of-School Children In Mali

ECW and UNICEF work closely with partners to ensure every child has the opportunity to go to school and learn

Delivered by UNICEF through a multi-year investment from Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises, in coordination with Mali's Ministry of National Education and NGO partner Association Subaahi Gumo, the Reading Corner at the Mahamane Fondougoumo School has welcomed more than 70 children (including 42 girls) since it was established two years ago.

FiNews

Cantonal Banks Launch Philanthropy Fund for Education

The Swiss Cantonal Banks have launched an investment solution that includes donations for educational projects. A portion of the fund's volume will be paid annually to the United Nations' Education Cannot Wait fund.

Delo.ua

Кабмін розподілив 1,5 млрд грн на програму "Нова українська школа": куди спрямують кошти

Кабінет Міністрів України затвердив порядок та умови надання субвенції для реалізації реформи "Нова українська школа". Її розмір у 2024 році становить 1,5 млрд грн.

Також Фонд у сфері освіти в надзвичайних ситуаціях Education Cannot Wait "Освіта не може чекати" підписав угоду з Міністерством освіти і науки України про виділення гранту в розмірі $18 млн на забезпечення якісної та безпечної освіти. 

Inter Press Service

Special Report: Exposing Afghanistans Pervasive, Methodical System of Gender Oppression

The UN Special Rapporteur’s annual report on human rights in Afghanistan lays bare the alarming phenomenon of an institutionalized system of discrimination, segregation, disrespect for human dignity and exclusion of women and girls.

In the new report, Richard Bennett, the UN’s Special Rapporteur, provides an intersectional analysis of the establishment and enforcement of this institutionalized system of unparalleled gender oppression. It paints a picture of a worsening situation for women and girls.

Education Cannot Wait’s #AfghanGirlsVoices global campaign highlights real-life testimonies of hope, courage and resilience by Afghan girls denied their right to education. 

Yahoo Finance

Global Superstar Lisa Joins 2024 Global Citizen Festival Lineup

As world leaders gather in New York for the UN General Assembly, the 2024 Global Citizen Festival will advocate for the equity of all people, calling on governments, philanthropists and the private sector to ensure the basic needs of the world's marginalized communities are fulfilled, including immunizations and strong health systems, quality education, and nutritious food.

For example, there are currently 72 million children out of school due to conflict and crisis around the world. Global Citizen is calling on the governments such as Australia, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain, Sweden and the US to provide at least $250 million to help bridge the funding gap of $500 million for Education Cannot Wait, which supports children's access education across 43 crisis affected countries, to help 20 million children living in conflict zones to continue their education.