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A Message Ahead of COP29: Education in emergencies is crucial to climate action for crisis-affected and displaced children and youth

This is why the Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies (EiE Hub) – with leading contributions from Education Cannot Wait (ECW), the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) and UNESCO – submitted an input to the UNFCCC’s call for input to the Expert Dialogue on Children and Climate Change, which reiterates these key facts about EiE and climate change. The input highlights the important contribution that education – particularly in crisis contexts – can make to address the consequences of climate change, pointing to a wide range of policy solutions and best practices.

Relief Web

Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies: Submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change regarding its call for input to the Expert Dialogue on Children and Climate Change

The Geneva Global Hub for Education in Emergencies (“EiE Hub”) – with leading contributions from Education Cannot Wait (“ECW”), the Global Partnership for Education (“GPE”) and UNESCO – makes this submission to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (“UNFCCC”) under the Subsidiary Body for Implementation (“SBI”) decision 1/CMA.5, para 182, regarding its call to share experience in, and examples of, the disproportionate impacts of climate change on children and relevant policy solutions ahead of the Expert Dialogue on Children and Climate Change, to be held in Bonn, Germany on 4th June 2024.


Save The Children: 'Per l'Africa servono 17 milioni di insegnanti'

"È necessario partire dall'educazione - viene sottolineato - quale fondamento imprescindibile su cui costruire il futuro di bambini e bambine e quello delle comunità. É urgente e fondamentale investire risorse adeguate per assicurare l'accesso a una educazione inclusiva e di qualità fin dalla prima infanzia e per rafforzare la resilienza dei sistemi educativi per assicurarne la continuità. Al contempo si deve investire nello sviluppo professionale, nel benessere e nell'assunzione di nuovi insegnanti e dello staff educativo. Per raggiungere tali obiettivi è necessario colmare il gap di finanziamenti per l'educazione a livello globale, assicurando il pieno finanziamento dei Fondi Multilaterali quali la Global Partnership for Education e Education Cannot Wait".


Acil Durumlarda Eğitimde Toplumsal Cinsiyet Rehberi ve Kullanım Kılavuzu Yayımlandı

Afetlere ve krizlere dayanıklı ve dirençli bir toplum için hem sivil alanın hem de ilgili meslek mensupları, saha uzmanları ve politika yapıcıların kullanımı için hazırlanan United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative, Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, Education Cannot Wait tarafından hazırlanan Acil Durumlarda Eğitimde Toplumsal Cinsiyet Rehberi ilk kez Türkçede! Yerelleştirme odağında kilit kaynakların çeşitli dillere ve bağlamlara uyarlanmasının savunuyu güçlendireceğini düşünerek bu kaynağı Türkçe diline çevirdik ve Türkiye’de kullanıma uygun hale getirdik. 

Tchad Vision

208 lauréats reçoivent leurs attestations et kits de formation professionnelle à Bol

Au total, 208 lauréats du Centre de Formation Technique et Professionnelle de Bol ont reçu leurs kits et attestations après 6 mois de formation théorique et pratique en couture et en menuiserie. Cette formation est l’œuvre du ministère de la Formation Professionnelle, des Métiers et de la Microfinance, en partenariat avec l’UNICEF à travers le projet «Education Cannot Wait».


Sudan Kusini yaanza kutumia vitabu vya kiarabu

Mpango huo ni mojawapo ya mipango ya ufadhili wa elimu nchini Sudan Kusini unaoongozwa na Save the Children kwa ushirikiano na Baraza la Wakimbizi la Norway, Finn Church Aid, na Wizara ya Elimu ya Jumla na Maelekezo (MoGEI), na kufadhiliwa na mpango wa Education Cannot Wait (ECW).

Business Today India

We Must Respond to the Call by the African Union: Educate an Africa Fit for the 21st Century

Education Cannot Wait Executive Director Yasmine Sherif Statement on Africa Day 2024

Furthermore, climate change is compounding these painful realities putting even more girls and boys in harm's way. According to Education Cannot Wait's recent analysis on the impacts of climate change on education: "Over the last decade, more than 91 million school-aged children impacted by crises have faced climate shocks amplified by climate change worldwide. The effects have been particularly pronounced in Sub-Saharan Africa, affecting 42 million children. In Sub-Saharan Africa, where climate-related crises are prevalent, internally displaced children are 1.7 times more likely to be out of primary school compared to their non-displaced peers. Girls are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change, with a higher likelihood of dropping out of school and being forced into early marriages."

All Africa

Uganda: Education Ministry Roots for Learning Through Play

On April 30, 2024, Uganda became the first country in the world to inaugurate its own national play day for children at an event held at Kololo Ceremonial grounds.

She [Education and Sports minister Janet Museveni] further appealed to development and implementing partners such as Unicef, Lego Foundation, Plan International Uganda and Education Cannot Wait, among others, to acclimatize the programme and let Ugandan children learn and play within their own values and cultures and environment as opposed to adopting international policies.

Sudan Tribune

2.5 million textbooks distributed to learners in South Sudan

A total of 2.5 textbooks were handed to school leaders in Juba, South Sudan as part of a massive program aimed at ensuring out-of-school children learn.

Led by Save the Children in partnership with Norwegian Refugee Council, Finn Church Aid, and the Ministry of General Education and Instruction (MoGEI), and funded by the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) initiative, the learners program is considered one of the most wide-reaching education resourcing initiatives in South Sudan.

New Vision

Boost refugee education, Isingiro, Nakivale leaders urge partners

According to Dixon Odur, the media and communications co-ordinator at Norwegian Refugee Council, ECW has been a lifeline for children and youth affected by emergencies and protracted crises, providing access to education in challenging environments. The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), as part of the ECW consortium project, he said has played a crucial role in ensuring that children in Isingiro, Nakivale, and Rhino settlements have access to education opportunities.


Global education fund transforming lives in Kakuma Camp

Before Saidi received the wheelchair in September 2023, his father, siblings and sometimes his friends used to push him to school on a wooden cart. The cart was uncomfortable, and he could not move without assistance.

“Before I received this wheelchair, I was always behind because it was hard to get to school. Now, I’m not just on time, I’m part of everything,” says the 14-year-old fifth grader.

The Somali refugee’s mobility is due to a donation from the Education Cannot Wait (ECW) program, which has made school more accessible and uplifted his spirits.



Education Cannot Wait’s #ShareTheirVoices Global Advocacy Campaign Launched by ECW Executive Director Yasmine Sherif in Lead Up to United Nations Summit of the Future

Education Cannot Wait (ECW), as the global fund for education in emergencies and protracted crises within the United Nations, has mobilized US$900 million towards its US$1.5 billion funding target required to deliver on our 2023-2026 Strategic Plan. ECW urgently appeals to donors for US$600 million to close the funding gap so we can reach 20 million crisis-affected children and adolescents with the safety, hope and opportunity of quality education.